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Grace Notes 



EXPERIENCING JOHN MAHONEY 





PROLOGUE 



Prospectors 



What would become Somerville, 
Massachusetts, was first settled 
by "Charles Sprague and his bretheren 
[sic] Richard and William," late of Sa- 
lem. They arrived in 1628, when 
"Somerville" was a thickly wooded sec- 
tion of Charlestown ripe for land pros- 
pectors like the Sprague boys. Just sh< >rt 
of three centuries later, cover subject 
John Mahoney's family also came a- 
prospecting, part of the flood of refu- 
gees from Boston'steemingstreetswho 
sought healthful air and lebensraum 
within streetcar commute of Boston's 
jobs. Their numbers, combined with a 
zoning code so cleverly flexible that it 
regularly allowed for the construction 
of triple-deckers in the backyards of 
triple-deckers, soon enough teemed 
Somerville's streets, turning the city 
into the most densely populated mu- 
nicipality in the Commonwealth. 

It was in 1978 that my wife and I 
landed in Somerville, newly married 
and newly pregnant. Like the Spragues 
and Mahoneys, the Birnbaums were 
economic refugees, late of Vermont, a 
state beautiful in all prospects save those 
of employment. Like tens of thousands 
who came before us, we were attracted 
by affordable apartments and the possi- 
bility of finding livelihood in Boston 
(whose spires we could see from the 
windows of our apartment above Union 
Square). Somerville itself, its gray and 
black asphalt roofs stretched out below 
us like a patchwork quilt sewn by a 
depressant, was not in terrific shape at 
the time. Decades of crowds, intermit- 
tent but regular enough corruption and 
inefficiency scandals at City Hall, ab- 
sentee landlords, the triumph of the 
suburban mall, and the southward flight 
of industry had all conjoined to bleed 
the city of jobs, taxes, shops, housing 
values, citizenry and reputation. As New 



Jersey is to the New York City region, 
so, did we discover, was our new home- 
town to the Boston area: the morning 
DJ's surefire giggle starter; an easy mark 
for a lazy columnist on a slow news day. 
We came not knowing any of this, 
but we learned fast from the raised 
eyebrows and concerned looks we saw 
on the faces of new acquaintances the 
moment they learned where we had 

If other towns were belles of 
the ball y Somerville was 
someone's stogie-chewing 
great-uncle, sitting comfort- 
ably at the edge of the feast, 
cagey, bemused, practiced, 
keeping his own counsel as he 
sipped the house red and 
watched the bright swirl 
of dancers. 

settled. We soon realized, however, 
that none of these folks knew Somerville 
any better than they knew Timbuktu, 
but, aided by the morning-drive 
jokesters, viewed Somerville just as 
credulous explorers had in ancient times 
viewed unmapped territory 7 : "here there 
bee sarpents." Not that it mattered by 
then. Somerville had already become a 
real place to us, complex and engaging 
in its strange social ecology of blue- 
collar, immigrant and graduate student; 
its tone of wry acceptance and stubborn 
pride; the way in which it ignored and 
at the same time slyly judged its many 
judges. If other towns were belles of the 
ball, Somerville was someone's stogie- 
chewing great-uncle, sitting comfort- 
ably at the edge of the feast, cagey, 
bemused, practiced, keeping his own 
counsel as he sipped the house red and 



watched the bright swirl of dancers. It 
is no coincidence that when Charles- 
town allowed itself to be annexed by 
Boston, Somerville stayed a stubbornly 
independent municipality. 

A year after we landed, we bought a 
double-decker in whose backyard a pre- 
vious owner had planted another 
double-decker. We stayed there 1 3 
years. They were good years for us, and 
for Somerville. A new reform regime 
had taken over City I lall. It was led by 
Mayor Gene Brune — a balding, middle- 
aged business manager, quiet as Calvin 
Coolidge and savvy as Franklin 
Roosevelt. On Brune's watch two sub- 
way stops came to the city; taxes were 
forcefully and fairly collected; a string 
of commodious malls was built on the 
former site of a defunct Ford plant; a 
high school annex was constructed; a 
commercial development office was 
staffed; housing values soared; 
Somerville jokes depreciated. And a 
new set of citizens arrived: some, like 
us, from near; and others from far: 
Greece, Brazil, China, Sri Lanka, 
Haiti — all prospecting for the neces- 
sary American foothold, an affordable 
home within striking distance of a job. 

Jane Jacobs, the universe's most as- 
tute student of cities, observes that most 
of us hold a false notion that what city 
neighborhoods need is hardline pres- 
ervation of the status quo. Not so, she 
argues. Neighborhoods, and by exten- 
sion the cities they compose, are not 
fixed points, but float on shifting tides 
that roll in from every corner of the 
world. Preservation isn't the issue. Stay- 
ing afloat and inviting, as Somerville 
has done, is. 

Our story on Somerville native son 
John Mahoney begins on page 26. 

Ben Birnbaum 



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VOLUME 53 NUMBER 4 



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Boston College 

magazine 



Home opener 



18 



Photo by Geoff Why 

The Eagles' renovated and expanded stadium 
looked terrific. So who cares if the game didn't? 



Boomers or busters? 



20 



By Robert D. Reischauer 

The post-war boom generation seems to be pre- 
paring well for retirement, said the Congressional 
Budget Office director at the recent BC econom- 
ics conference, but don't count those annuity 

checks just vet. 



Grace notes 



By Ben Birnbaum 

The most extraordinary thing about English Professor John 
Mahoney may not be the honors he's won, the books he's written 
or his storied teaching skills. 



First light 



By Chiiiics F. Donovan, SJ 

Born into a prominent Brahmin family, Joseph Coolidge Shaw- 
became a Jesuit and, at his death, the original benefactor of a college 
that did not vet exist. 



DEPARTMENTS 

Journal 44 

Q & A 46 

Works and Days 49 

Alumnotes (follows page 24) 



Letters 


2 


Linden Lane 


4 


News & Notes 


12 


Sports 


16 


Advancement 


42 





Lost and Found 

I agree with Fr. Ernest Fortin ["Recovery 
movement," Summer 1994] that there are 
fundamental conflicts between concepts of 
the person as defined by duties (what he calls 
tfie premodern) and the person as defined by 
rights (modern). I, too, am saddened by the 
inevitable loss of human dignity that occurs 
when self-expression supercedes the poten- 
tial for exercising moral volition, i.e., of ex- 
pressing or communicating that which is 
larger than the self. I take issue, though, with 
Fr. Fortin's assignment of that split to clean 
historical divisions — premodern versus mod- 
ern — or to a clear dichotomy between the 
individual and community. 

The historical dimensions are complex. 
As Fr. Fortin points out, Moses descended 
from Mt. Sinai with not "a Bill of Rights but 
the Ten Commandments." Those Com- 
mandments are indeed glorious, especially in 
their emphasis on conduct among and be- 
tween persons. That emphasis on moral con- 
duct as holy marks a radical break from 
cultures that sought the divine solely in ex- 
tra-ordinary rituals. In just two tablets the 
ancient Hebrews acknowledged profound 
links between the character of human rela- 
tionships and the deep bonds of the commu- 
nity to God. The treatment of the stranger, 
the widow and the orphan takes precedence 
over incense and animal offerings. 

But the legacy is even richer, for those 
same scriptures also demand respect for God's 
individually created persons: children may 
not be sacrificed; women may not be sold 
into prostitution. The Commandments im- 
ply that human choices matter and that the 
character of the chooser has meaning. Chris- 
tian scriptures go further still: the Good 
Shepherd would risk all for one sheep. Christ 
compels the faithful to follow — even at the 
expense of mother, father, sister or brother. 

In the Christian vision individuals and 
society exist harmoniously when within God 
and in chaos when without. When Pope 
John Paul argues that the individual will is 
dignified by its potential to affirm or deny, 
to further or inhibit, an objective or univer- 
sal truth, he affirms the power of the indi- 
vidual to participate in. the unfolding of 
God's will. 



LETTERS 



Fr. Fortin asks how we go about recov- 
ering our lost sense of community. I suspect 
that the way to recover our sense of both 
community and self is to affirm a good 
greater than either. This is crucial if we are 
to resolve a painful paradox: the moral per- 
son, observant of duty, can never and must 
never cede moral volition beyond his or her 
person. St. Thomas More, for example, 
couldn't bring himself to sign an illicit oath 
"for fellowship's sake." 

It's not enough to acknowledge our duty 
to the larger community or society; we are 
compelled by our obligation to others to 
exercise our will in the service of truth. 
Abraham had to break his father's idols. 
Jonathan was morally bound to leave his 
father's table to be at David's side. The 
"we" is more fundamental than the "I," and 
the truth is even more fundamental than the 
"we." Ironically society cannot endure with- 
out individuals who can and will reach be- 
yond it when conscience calls. 

JONATHAN KRANZ 

Somerville, Massachusetts 

Rights vs. responsibilities is another way to 
raise the individualism vs. community issue 
which is the real focus of Fr. Fortin's piece. 
I admit to an instinctive preference for the 
individualism side of that argument, for I 
read "community" as a euphemism for "au- 
thority," which itself can be a more tactful 
substitute for "undemocratic government." 
It was doubtless the Enlightenment 
which elevated the individual to promi- 
nence as the legitimate center of govern- 
mental attention. The Enlightenment had 
its roots in the Reformation, which sought 
at bottom to remove the Roman intermedi- 
ary between God and man. This country's 
18th-century founders were primarily de- 
ists peculiarly susceptible to the siren songs 
of the Enlightenment. They embedded in 
our legal and cultural traditions those anti- 
government provisions designed to promote 
and eventually deify the individualism that 
remains our hallmark. Fr. Fortin's essay- 
suggests that modernity is deeply and per- 
haps irrevocably flawed by its glorification 
of bourgeois (read selfish) mentality. 



Fr. Fortin writes, "there would be a lot 
less talk about community everywhere to- 
day if we all had a better idea of what a true 
community is like. How we go about recov- 
ering our lost sense of community I do not 
know." I wonder if we ever had a sense of 
community. Regardless of time and place, 
I'd wager that history unpeels the same 
wars, deceits, tyrannies and exploitations of 
the poor we experience now in modernity. 
I know of no ideal or beneficent "commu- 
nity" that lasted more than a few years, 
unless the word is redefined to mean the 
genetic unit of the extended family or a tiny 
assemblage of persons with a common goal 
or belief. We are a cruel species, and we 
reserve our greatest cruelties for those out- 
side the clan. The concept of community 
should entice us to be even more charitable 
to those "others" and to look outward as a 
true source of contentment. 

The need for economic justice, 
modernity's greatest strength and greatest 
failing, springs from the fact that once the 
genes that govern us are no longer worried 
about survival and security they (and there- 
fore "we") will more readily tolerate an 
emphasis on responsibilities over rights. 

EDWARD LEV 

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 

Indefatigable 

One aspect of Mark Mulvoy's life not men- 
tioned in your profile ["Power hitter," Spring 
1994] is his dedication and work on numer- 
ous boards, committees and charities. Mark 
has led fund-raising drives for his children's 
schools and has been one of the biggest 
supporters of the Boston College Club of 
New York. He chairs the club's board of 
advisors and each year secures the talent 
and celebrities that enable us to support 
scholarships through our annual sports 
banquet. 

All of this is doubly impressive after 
reading his weekly production schedule at 
Sports Illustrated. 

KEVIN J. MCLAUGHLIN 78 

President, Boston College Club 
New York City 



2 BOSTON COLLEGE MUAZINE 



Deduction deferred 

In "Noblesse oblige" [Research, Summer 
1994], you indicate that one millionaire 
gave each of his four children tax-free bonds, 
requiring that they donate half the bonds' 
income to charity. 

I wonder how this father could have 
become a millionaire doing something like 
that. Since the income on the bonds is tax- 
free, it would appear that the charitable 
deduction is wasted except to the extent 
that the child might have other income. 

A far more useful strategy would be to 
give the children higher-yielding but tax- 
able bonds against which the charitable de- 
duction could be used. 

EDWARD M. LEE 

Westfield, Massachusetts 

Medical arts 

John Ombelets's article ("Group practice," 
Spring 1994) reminded me of a person I had 
all but forgotten: myself as a harried biology 
major trying to memorize my basic sci- 
ences. Now, as an even more stressed third- 
year medical student (having witnessed the 
reality of disease, suffering and the end of 
human life), I rely far less on my organic 
chemistry than on the principles I learned 
as a concomitant philosophy major at Bos- 
ton College. 

The path to becoming a physician in this 
country has become overgrown with an 
obsessive addiction to basic science. Over 
the past 10 years studies have documented 
the ineffectiveness of lecture-based volume 
overload as a mode of training good physi- 
cians, but the system is not likely to change. 

Ideally a liberal arts education helps those 
in the medical-school pipeline hold fast to 
their conviction that medicine is about more 
than power and money. There are few in- 
centives in modern medicine to do so. Of- 
ten in sheer frustration, my colleagues opt 
to look out for number one, choosing the 
route to the most comfortable lifestyle. In 
doing so they forfeit the greatest benefit of 
all: the experience of being the ones people 
look to when they are sick and do not 
understand what is happening. They will be 
not doctors but rather employees of a hos- 
pital who must stay on schedule and meet 
each day's quota. They will have no time to 
comfort. 

Today's medical students must endure 
their training without complaint, safeguard- 



ing a part of themselves in order to retain 
compassion, kindness and understanding for 
those in need. Our generation of physicians 
may experience a much-predicted loss of 
salary; in that event I suspect the principles 
of humanity taught within the BC curricu- 
lum will prove a stronger anchor than a 
high undergraduate GPA, MCAT score or 
class rank — all of which currently deter- 
mine who is accepted into medical school. 
My heart is with today's current medical 
students; I hope they make it through 
unscathed. 

PETER D. RAY '<>\ 

Buffalo, New York' 

Good company 

I suppose, since Brian Doyle looked it up, 
that Ignatius really meant a military organi- 
zation when he chose the name "company" 
for his new order ["Name calling," Summer 
1994], but the name — especially in Italian, 
la Coinpagnia di Gesu — always suggested to 
me something such as "the companions of 
Jesus." Of course during the period of the 
suppression, when Jesuitical conspirators 
first got together on the soil of the United 
States, they had to go by the name "the 
Corporation of the Roman Catholic Cler- 
gymen, Maryland," which is the legal title 
of the Maryland Province and the title un- 
der which Georgetown's incorporation 
operated. 

C. DAVID SHERRER, CSC 

Portland, Oregon 

VOX CLAMANS 

As a 10-year-old, I and my alumnus father 
joyfully watched the first game of the Sugar 
Bowl (1940) championship season under 
Coach Frank Leahy as the Eagles drubbed 
the hapless visitors 60-0 at Chestnut Hill. 
Over the past decade, I have taken rightful 
pride in the gradual, if often star-crossed, 
rise of the Eagles to national prominence 
under Jack Bicknell and Doug Flutie, Tom 
Coughlin and Glenn Foley, and now Dan 
Henning and Pete Mitchell. A logical ratio- 
nale for the University's recent emphasis on 
national recognition through football is that 
it helps to gain greater student and alumni 
awareness, raises camaraderie and the level 
of financial donations. But it may be time to 
begin to reevaluate our football program, 
even if it may be self-sustaining and gradu- 



ates a leading 85 percent of its players. 

So far the program has sporadically raised 
itself into the top-20 class nationally; but just 
as the incremental effort required to raise a 
B+ to an A+ is disproportionately disparate, 
so will be the effort to win and continue to 
contend for a national championship. 

Where must it lead? To a 100,000 seat 
stadium elevated over Beacon Street? What 
price gridiron glory? Nine months later, the 
college world only asks who will be the new 
season's top team. 

Now ponder a different road taken. 
Neighboring universities, such as the Ivy 
League and regional conferences, have al- 
ready evaluated these questions, and their 
response has been the more measured, 
pragmatic and durable — with no significant 
loss of alumni or community enthusiasm. 

A football field will always be 100 yards 
long, so Alumni Stadium's gridiron will still 
be required, and alumni, students and friends 
will still need seats to watch the game, 
especially when the Eagles play for a re- 
gional conference championship or against 
ancient Jesuit archrival Holy Cross. (40,000 
watched the BC-HC 19-14 game in 1951 at 
old Braves Field, now Nickerson Field.) 

I realize my views will be regarded lightly, 
a "vox damans in deserto." But when a pen- 
dulum reaches the far limit of its arc, it can 
only begin the slow, often indiscernible re- 
turn to its starting point. 

WILLIAM C. BOND '52 

New York City 

Back issue 

While digging through old magazines re- 
cently I had the opportunity to read cover- 
to-cover the Fall 1993 issue of Boston College 
Magazine. I was struck deeply by its moral 
and spiritual nature. Each major story, in its 
own way, reached beyond the subject mat- 
ter at hand and touched the soul issues in 
the life of the person revealed ("The nov- 
ice," "Breaking through," "Casualties of war" 
and "The healer's art"). That virtue sets 
Boston College Magazine above most of the 
other publications I have read over the 
years. 

REV. ROLAND L. ROSE MSW79 
Chiapas, Mexico 



BCM welcomes letters from readers. Letters 
may be edited for clarity and length and must 
be signed to be published. 



BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE 3 




LINDEN LANE 



Paradigm shift 

In his first major address since his "return" to the presidency, 
Fr. Monan calls for a study to determine Boston College's academic future 



The following was excerpted from Fr. 
Monan V speech at the September 7, 1994 
Faculty Convocation, the first following his 
agreement to alter his plans for retirement 
and extend his tenure as president. 

One important decision that I 
deferred during the course of 
last year with the expectation 
that it would be addressed this Septem- 
ber by a new president was the under- 
taking of a critically needed study 
regarding the future of Boston College. 
The past 10 years have brought the 
College to a new plateau among peer 
institutions. We are only now becoming 
familiar with our surroundings. 

I recall that the first time I saw the 
Alps from a train, I had the impression 
that they shot straight up out of the level 
ground and rose in a perfect line to the 
top of the world. Flying over them later 
I realized that they rise gradually to their 
peaks through a series of higher and 
higher plateaus. And from our new van- 
tage point in academia it is clear that 
there is not one peak at the top of the 
educational Alps; there are several. On 
all of these, from here on up, the terrain 
is challenging. We must examine that 
terrain carefully, test our capabilities for 
the route we wish to follow, and map our 
path with all the detail our foresight can 
provide us. 

I am not going to attempt to sketch all 
of the landmarks of the plateau we have 
reached, but they are many. Qualitative 
rankings of our professional schools and 



By J. Donald Monan, SJ 

of the selectivity of our undergraduate 
programs, though admittedly never ex- 
act, place Boston College, in the judg- 
ment of our peers, among the nation's 
leaders. Careful and dedicated work in 
recent years to refine our core, to de- 
velop interdisciplinary programs and 
sharpen professional degrees and ma- 
jors in individual disciplines have given 
us, on campus, further confidence that 
their judgment is sound. The Universi- 
ty's faculty, as a body and individually, 
has never been stronger, and our na- 
tional visibility has never been higher. 
Academic Vice President William B. 
Neenan's perceptive realization on his 
arrival from the University of Michi- 
gan — that Boston College is higher 
education's best-kept secret — is no 
longer true. Among prospective students 
and faculty the secret is out. 

In the area of physical resources, the 
almost total renewal of our campus fa- 
cilities and determined efforts to 
strengthen libraries and technology 7 have 
had their effect not only on how we do 
our work but also on how we think of the 
College. And the improvement in our 
physical resources has a counterpart in 
the growth of our financial capabilities. 
Boston College's endowment now ranks 
39th among U.S. universities. Our re- 
cent $1 36-million fund-raising campaign 
had two objectives: one to raise a specific 
sum; the other to place a new, elevated 
floor under annual giving. That floor is 
holding and, indeed, rising. Last year, 
two years after completion of the cam- 



paign, voluntary support reached the 
second-highest total in our history. 

Yet, it is precisely those advances on 
virtually all fronts that make a study 
of the University's future critical. If you 
reread the statement of goals projected in 
our last major self-study, the "Goals for 
the Nineties" report, which was finished 
in the mid-eighties, you will realize that 
midway through 1994, we have already 
attained those goals. And ifyou reread the 
evaluation of our graduate programs con- 
cluded at the same time, you will find that 
substantially all of its recommendations 
have been fulfilled as well. 

Financially the University shortly will 
be in a position to do more for its pro- 
grams, not less. The key questions will 
be: where and how and to what institu- 
tional purpose. Because of the speed of 
our advance we have in a sense outrun 
our own statement of goals. Just at the 
point where strength feeds new ambi- 
tion, there is a danger that our own 
institutional mission has become blurred 
and may prove an inadequate measure 
against which to chart our individual 
progress or the progress of our schools. 
We are not alone in our need to turn 
our eyes to the future. In the past five 
years almost all comparable institutions 
of higher education — indeed most of 
the commercial and industrial enter- 
prises in our country — have been forced 
to reassess their future. In the commer- 
cial world the motivating forces have 
been new levels of competition, new 



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expectations on the part of clients and a 
radically changed environment — so- 
cially, technologically and economically. 
In higher education the incentives have 
been much the same: new expectations 
born partly of graduates' changing ca- 
reer needs and partly of public disap- 
pointment at some of the ways education 
has carried out its mission to research 
and teach; secondly a radically changing 
environment, demographically, socially 
and occupationally. But most of all uni- 
versities have been forced to change by 
the competitive pressures that resulted 
from rapidly declining financial re- 
sources, due to shrinking public dollars 
and from families' inability to meet ris- 
ing educational costs. 



In industry after industry, though the 
original urgency for planning was finan- 
cial survival, the lasting result has been 
an altogether new and improved way of 
delivering services — a better way of do- 
ing business. There are those who be- 
lieve that the paradigm shift which has 
transformed every sector of the economy 
from automobile manufacturing to bank- 
ing and health care is already underway 
in the manner in which American col- 
leges and universities go about their 
mission of teaching, research and ser- 
vice. And when pressures of any sort 
cause a paradigm shift in how one pro- 
vides a service or manufactures a prod- 
uct, that creates new standards no one 
can ignore. 



the University shortly will 
be in a position to do more 
for its progi r ams. The key 
questions will be: where and 
how and to what purpose. 
Because of the speed of our 
advance we have in a sense 
outrun our own statement 
of goals. 




BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE 5 



LINDEN LANE 



We undertake our planning, there- 
fore, at a time when the entire higher 
educational community is undergoing 
unparalleled change. Education re- 
former Clark Kerr, who directed major 
studies of higher education during the 
seventies and eighties, believes that 
America now faces "the most stressful 
period of interactive relations between 
higher education and the surrounding 
society in the more than three-and-one- 
half centuries since the founding of 
Harvard in 1636." 

The 1994 study of campus trends by 
the American Council on Education 
concludes that, because of the financial 
constraints of the early 1990s, "substan- 
tial redirection and change is underway 
with uncertain long-term consequences 
for the nature of higher education in the 
United States." 

Because it was financial constraints 
that forced renewed planning on so many 
of our peer universities, their guiding 
strategies have been to do less with less, 
or to find ways to do the same thing with 
less. That is not our strategy. The re- 
definition of mission we must undertake 
arises not from financial weakness, but 
from strength. We must revise our goals 
because they have already been achieved 
and we need new ones. The purpose of 
our study, therefore, will be to redefine 
as sharply as possible the next level of 
excellence we should aspire to in our 
mission of research and teaching and 
service. 

But this study must be as hard-headed 
as it is idealistic. Our goals must be 
ambitious but also commensurate with 
the true potential of our human talent 
and our financial capabilities; and in the 
process of setting them we must persis- 
tently ask whether different ways of de- 
ploying our resources will effectively 
accomplish our mission and accomplish 
it even better. 

One constraint we face in common 
with every private university is the simple 
affordability of our education to Ameri- 
can families. When I came to Boston 
College in 1972, our tuition was, for its 
day, relatively high, and represented 24 
percent of the median family income. 



Our tuition in 1994 represents 41 per- 
cent of the median family income and if 
current projections for the next ten years 
hold it will by then consume 50 percent 
of the median American family income — 
before room, board, books. 

We must, therefore, carry out our 
mission of research and teaching and 
service in a way that will fully meet our 
own standards of responsible steward- 
ship as well as the increasingly exacting 
standards of the publics we serve. A 
more pervasive reason for judiciousness 
in spelling out the path Boston College 
should take lies in the creativity and 
inventiveness that are beginning to sur- 
face among our peer institutions as fi- 
nancial necessity forces them to seek 
better and more effective ways of carry- 
ing out their educational mission. 

Paradigm shifts in the way an indus- 
try or a profession goes about fulfilling 
its mission take place over a period of 
years. There have been two such shifts 
in the history of the professoriate in the 
United States — the first at the begin- 
ning of this century when the profession 
moved from the original model of exclu- 
sive teaching to include service and ap- 
plied research in the model that was 
predominant through World War II, at 
which point it gradually gave way to the 
research model in which research is given 
at least as much importance and recog- 
nition as teaching. 

There are scholars who believe dra- 
matic change is now imminent, if 
not in the research model itself, then 
perhaps in its unique primacy within 
university life. In decades past the pro- 
fessoriate molded itself in response to 
the social and cultural and economic 
conditions of the day. One could cer- 
tainly argue that a thousand features of 
today's global society are so different 
from the fifties when the current model 
took shape, that change is imperative. 
Ideally each new model incorporates the 
strengths of its predecessor and goes 
beyond them. Whatever change we are 
about to enter in American education, 
one thing is certain: each of the elements 
of teaching and research and service is 



more important to our society today 
than ever before. They frame the mis- 
sion of the university. How individual 
universities and faculty members deploy 
their talents in carrying out that mission 
is perhaps the key determinant of a 
university's academic success and qual- 
ity and of its fiscal health, and it is that 
which we are going to be examining. 

Within the next two weeks, therefore, 
I shall establish a new University Plan- 
ning Council, with the purpose of re- 
defining the next stage of academic goals 
for the University, goals that are directly 
commensurate with our considerable re- 
sources and that also most effectively 
capitalize on the full potential of our 
human talent and our financial means. 

Last spring I viewed this initiative as 
the opportunity for a new president to 
point the University in a new direction, 
but in fact, this is a task no president, old 
or new, should fully determine. Its basic 
thrust has already been shaped in the 
years just past. And its creativity must be 
drawn from an entire community. On 
balance, therefore, I am happy to be the 
person to provide some oversight and 
impetus to the effort. University-wide 
planning has provided both incentive 
and discipline to our progress for the 
past two decades. With perhaps the ex- 
ception of the first financial planning 
effort in 1972, this year's initiative is the 
most important we have undertaken, I 
believe. We approach it not with a sense 
of vulnerability but in order to channel 
momentum, momentum that our recent 
goals statements simply no longer ex- 
press. I have no preconceived blueprint 
of the outcome, but I am confident that 
the mutual respect that the faculty and 
our administrative staff have for each 
other will result in a new plan that will 
move Boston College from its present 
eminence to a place among the finest 
institutions in our country. 

J. Donald Monan, SJ, has been tl.H' president of 
Boston College since 1972. Last spring, following 
an unsuccessful search for a successor from among 
members of the Society of Jesus, he agreed to a 
trustee request that he extend his tenure as 
president for an additional "two to three" years. 



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Body and soul 

Robert VerEecke, SJ, keeps his troupe of Christmas dancers praying on its toes 



By Charlotte Bruce Harvey 



Now, where were we?" says 
Robert VerEecke, SJ, peeling 
offhis clerical collar as he rushes 
back into his office in the rectory of St. 
Ignatius of Loyola Church. He has just 
returned from saying afternoon Mass, a 
commitment he'd overlooked when he 
scheduled this meeting. The topic is the 
Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble, 
which he founded, and on the floor be- 
fore him lies a portfolio of photographs, 
posters and reviews that chronicle the 
growth of the annual production, "A 
Dancer's Christmas." Since its modest 
debut 14 years ago before 50 people in 
Newton Chapel, the show has evolved 
into a professional performance that last 
winter drew 2 ,000 Bostonians to Robsham 
Theater. One Boston Globe clipping in the 
portfolio describes it as the "religious 
alternative to 'The Nutcracker.'" 

"People ask me, 'Would Jesus have 
danced?' Fr. VerEecke says wryly. "I 
think so. . . . Jesus was not John the 
Baptist. He liked to eat and drink with 
sinners." Dance is the embodiment of 
prayer, says Fr. VerEecke, who began 
studying ballet at age 2 1 , while pursuing 
the priesthood. "We can't worship only 
with our minds," he says; "we come as 
whole, embodied selves." 

That connection between body and 
spirit is the whole point of the Resurrec- 
tion, he says: "the central mystery of the 
Christian tradition is this mystery of the 
embodied person. Christ says, 'Touch 
me.' Paul describes the body as a temple. 
It Jesus were not completely human, all 
of our humanity would not be redeemed. 
If he were not completely divine, then 
God did not invest himself completely 
in our human condition." 

But in a culture that sees dance as 
exhibitionism, it's tough to get people to 
connect dancing with worship. In the 




Fr. VerEecke, Jesuit Artist in Residence (left), rehearses with professional dancer Jamie Huggins. 



Catholic Church, Fr. VerEecke says, 
"it's hard just to get people to sing." 
Since arriving at BC in 1976, he has 
worked to change that, building the Li- 
turgical Dance Ensemble, a troupe of 
student, alumni and professional danc- 
ers. In addition to creating "A Dancer's 
Christmas" they've integrated dance into 
the Palm Sunday and Baccalaureate 
Masses. By now, Fr. VerEecke says, "li- 
turgical dance is practically taken for 
granted here." 

For some of the professional dancers 
who join the troupe each October, "A 
Dancer's Christmas" is just a gig — a way 
to make a few extra bucks during the 
holidays. But "for the core group, the 
dance comes out of something bigger," 
says stage manager Micky Corso '84, 
who started helping backstage his junior 
year and continued while earning his 



master's degree and doctorate in arts 
and theology. "Some of the people use 
the dance as private prayer," says Carol 
Coggio Faherty '78. She started dancing 
under VerEecke as a BC sophomore and 
now serves as company manager. "Li- 
turgical dance is a much deeper expres- 
sion than sitting and praying. It involves 
much more of the person — literally — 
it's not just a matter of words." 

What keeps Faherty coming back 
each year is not so much the prayer as 
the community. "It's become an ex- 
tended family," she says. "Bob's the fa- 
ther, and I'm the mother." In fact, she 
met her husband, Brian Faherty '76, 
through liturgical dance, and Fr. 
VerEecke is their daughter's godfather. 

"A Dancer's Christmas" will be performed 
December 9-18 in Robsham Theater. 



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The invisible hand 



Nothing — from the smell of a gymnasium on a rainy day to 

standby airplanes — fell beneath the attention of the BC group 

that planned September's national economics forum 



By Bruce Morgan 



On September 19, 1994, BC hosted the Boston College Conference 
on Financial Markets and the Economy. Sponsored by the Carroll 
School of Management and co-organized by U.S. Rep. Edward 
Markey '68, JD'72, the day-long set of keynote addresses and panel discus- 
sions [see pages 13 and 20] brought together some 600 participants, includ- 
ing government officials and cabinet officers, corporate CEOs, some of the 
nation's leading economic commentators, BC faculty and graduate students, 
and a media horde. From its site in the Robsham Theater, the national forum 
was simulcast to two other campus sites and around the world via satellite. 
Nearly 70 media outlets — whose home bases ranged from Japan to Eu- 
rope — were also on hand to record, film and report on the proceedings, and 
to grill the guest speakers as soon as they had left the safety of the stage. In 
early August, some six weeks before the event could safely be declared a 
success, BCM associate editor Bruce Morgan began attending the regular 
campus meetings of the event's planners. 



8 BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE 




Pitching the tent 

BC is throwing a big, fancy 
party next month — how many 
people will come? That is the 
question hanging over the conference 
table in Brock House like a thousand- 
pound chandelier. The Boston College 
Conference on Financial Markets and 
the Economy will be the most impor- 
tant economic event held in New En- 
gland, or maybe anywhere in the U.S., 
this year. Edward Markey heads the 
House subcommittee on telecommuni- 
cations and finance, and he has invited a 
list of speakers that includes Secretary of 
Labor Robert Reich, Federal Reserve 
Chairman Alan Greenspan, Chair of the 
White House Council of Economic Ad- 
visers Laura Tyson, and a hoard of other 
government and business heavyweights. 
There's even a possibility that President 
Clinton will attend. 

At this point in the planning process, 
few of the conference details have been 
nailed down and both bright and dark 
possibilities fill the air of the small meet- 
ing room in Brock House where repre- 
sentatives of a score of campus offices 
that carry logistical responsibility for 
the event have gathered. In charge is 
Senior Vice President James P. 
Mclntyre, whose portfolio includes fed- 
eral relations and, it would seem, major 
organizational headaches (it was 
Mclntyre who last year led the stadium 
expansion charge). Genial and com- 
posed, he sits at one end of a conference 
table that is surrounded by BC's experts 
in catering, protocol, security, public 
relations, printing, signage, mailing lists, 
audio, telephones and satellite transmis- 
sions. 

Today, Mclntyre is perturbed over 
the question of courtesy invitations. 
There are proposals to paper the nation 
with them. "What if they come?" says 
Karen Kelly Kiefer, director of pro- 
grams and events, and the most experi- 
enced invitation hand at the table. 
Numbers are a matter of some concern. 
Approximately 850 people will be in- 
vited to the day-long affair, with a target 
attendance of around 600, all that 
Robsham Theater can hold. "Can't do 



it," Mclntyre concurs, shaking his head. 
"If people get them, some are going to 
come. I'd go." The issue is settled. The 
word will go out. It's time to consider 
lunch. 

Where can BC set up tables for 600? 
Power Gym in Conte Forum has been 
suggested, but that idea is losing ground 
fast. The conference is set for a Monday. 
A basketball tournament is scheduled in 
Power Gym until late Sunday evening, 
and it cannot be budged. Not only will 
the conflict severely limit set-up time, 
but the aroma of athletic endeavor is apt 
to have lingered in the room. 

Ellen Duggan, BC's senior functions 
coordinator, reports on the possibility 
of pitching a tent on the plaza next to the 
new Lower Campus dining hall. The 
space will hold an air-conditioned 60- 
by-20-foot tent — smaller than Power 
Gym, but adequate. "If it rains, is the 
tent a plus or minus?" Mclntyre asks. 

"In Power Gym, if it rains, it brings 
that gym smell right out," says Duggan. 
"Under a tent, you're getting fresh air, 
and it's festive." 

Mclntyre reflects a moment and 
moves on. "Is there something declasse 
about a tent? " he wonders. "I'm strongly 
inclined toward the tent, but I ask you to 
think about it." Kiefer assures Mclntyre 
that by the time she and her decorating 
crew are done with it, the tent will be 
beautiful. "It will be a tent-not-a-tent," 
says Duggan firmly. 

All part smiling, pondering the beauty 
of tents. 

When in doubt, yell 

"Look at it this way," suggests 
Jeff Jeffers, director of network 
services at BC. "You've got 600 
people coming, the top finance people 
in the country, and they all want phone 
lines. As far as anything we need from 
Nynex, they were supposed to be noti- 
fied by August 1 . Plus, you have 250,000 
students moving into town next week." 
So how can BC lay hands on all the 
equipment and labor it needs for the 
conference? Jeffers has the answer. "You 
yell at people," he says. 





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Roughly 750 invitations have gone 
. out, a number slightly scaled back from 
the original count. So far 42 respon- 
dents have said yes, 32 no. A serious tilt 
in either direction means trouble. If 
everyone accepts — and it is generally 
presumed that last-minute additions will 
swell the ranks — where will BC put 
them? If too many decline, the confer- 
ence balloon could deflate in full view of 
the world. 

Countless details are in flux. Should 
the house lights blink to let people know 
when panels are about to start? (Seems 
like a good idea.) Should copies of the 
Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal 'be 
provided? (Probably; 500 of each sounds 
reasonable.) How about a sign-language 
interpreter? (Worth looking into.) A 
private plane on standbv, in case 
Greenspan needs to scoot? (A possibil- 
ity.) Will a second, smalLer tent be nec- 
essary? (Too early to say, is the consensus; 
next week the acceptance list will be 
tallied.) Meanwhile, the company hired 
to spiff up the tent interior can't lift a 
ribbon until the configuration is fixed. 

Getting technology installed in 
time — especially faxes and phones for 
panelists and media to use — remains 
worrisome. "Where is it all going to 
go?" asks Duggan nervously. "We're 
trying to turn a classroom into a high- 
security area, and we haven't done that 
before. I need to know more about the 
plans." "You're absolutely right,"Jeffers 
says. "My people need exact locations, 
room numbers, before they can do any- 
thing." 

Capt. Durrane tells a story 

One-hundred-and -forty 
people have said yes to the invi- 
tation. Is that high or low? No 
one knows. It's the middle of vacation 
season, Mclntyre points out, and more 
people maybe wading through surf than 
mail. Watch for a bump in responses 
around Labor Day, he suggests. 

Committee members are asked to 
give progress reports in their respective 
areas. Jana Spacek, design director in 
the publications office, notes that the 




hundreds of requisite parking passes, 
place cards and luncheon tickets, as well 
as the conference program and the ny- 
lon banners that will hang on stage and 
across the building's facade, are well 
along in the design and production pro- 
cess. Doug Whiting, director of public 
affairs, cites enthusiastic early interest 
from the Wall Street Journal, America)! 
Banker znc\ C-SPAN. "We could have as 
many as 50 print outlets here," he says. 

Clinton's participation is still a possi- 
bility. Such decisions are made "usually 
about a week or two out," Whiting says. 
Jeffers reports that staff at Boston's Park 
Plaza Hotel recently told him they usu- 
ally get seven days' notice before a presi- 
dential visit. Someone whistles softly. 
Clinton's last-minute appearance would 
mean tearing up the existing agenda and 
winging things from there. 

Next up, Campus Police Captain 
Walter Durrane offers some terse com- 
ments on security, traffic and parking. 
The lot beside St. Ignatius Church will be 
set aside for conference participants; ar- 
rangements for media and limousine park- 
ing have yet to be 
worked out. Durrane 
recommends posting 
a special security- de- 
tail around the tent 
once it's pitched on 
Sunday evening. 
"That would be a per- 
fect prank, to take 
down the tent," he 
notes with the au- 
thority of a man 
who's spent 23 years 
as a professional ob- 
server of college stu- 
dent behavior. 

The agenda items 
settled, the captain 
proceeds to tell a 
story about having to 
speed a high govern- = 
ment official to the 
airport to catch a 
plane several years = 
ago — ironic, because = 
the man happened to 
be Secretary of = 




Transportation at the time. It's a relaxed 
kind of joke, and it suits the moment. 
There is a first whiff of confidence in the 
room that everything will somehow 
work. "Hey, thanks," says Mclntyre, as 
people disperse. "It's gonna be a great 
event." 

The guys get ditched 

Details, details, details. Today, 
a walk-through of the confer- 
ence site is awash in them. 
Should there be a message board in the 
Robsham Theater lobby? Yes. Where 
should it be? Right here, so people can 
scan it as they leave the theater. "If it's a 
message for Greenspan, we may have to 
hand-deliver it to him," says Whiting. 
"We'll need to judge the calls on a case- 
by-case basis." 

On the Robsham stage the questions 
continue. Where will the TV cameras 
go? How many seats will have their view 
obstructed by the cameras? Should mod- 
erators sit or stand? Will the panelists' 
table be on risers or not? If so, how will 





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the risers be decorated? Where does the 
cable feed come into the building? How 
high should the banner be hung on the 
stage curtain? (TV people like them 
low, to show behind the heads of the 
panelists.) And what color should that 
curtain be? (TV people prefer blue but, 
thank God, can live with maroon.) 

Some matters are settled on the spot, 
others bumped for later consideration. 
Next the committee members move into 
the Green Room, a small backstage area 
reserved for program participants. Here, 
security must be tight; access to the 
corridor will be strictly limited. A secure 
phone line will be installed for the pan- 
elists' use. A TV monitor will be in- 
stalled to enable those waiting their turn 
to watch and hear what the keynote 
speakers are saying out front, and to 
formulate their responses. 

Right now the room — decorated with 
a couch and a few chairs — looks a bit 
ragged. It's certainly unpresidential, if it 
comes to that. As the committee mem- 
bers edge toward the exit, Bureau of 
Conferences Director David Early nods 




toward two soda machines in a corner. 
"Wanna ditch these guys?" he asks. 
"They're gone," agrees Whiting. 

Downtown speaks 

With the conference just five 
days away, Clinton's participa- 
tion is still up in the air. The 
president is preoccupied, wrestling with 
the Haitian invasion questions: if, how, 
when and why. "Markey's office seems 
to say the drop-dead time is 48 hours," 
Mclntyre reports. Jeffers is having none 
of it. "We have to know tomorrow," he 
says briskly. After a pause, someone sug- 
gests, "You tell the President, Jeff." Ev- 
eryone laughs. 

A handful of decisions remain. 
Smoked salmon appetizers and tender- 
loin entrees are the lunch menu. To 
cover urgent transportation needs, BC 
will have a limousine standing by. It is 
agreed that students on Lower Campus 
who will be affected by the conference 
crowds and forced to yield their dining 
hall must be compensated in some way. 



Judy Mascioli, from student affairs, re- 
ports that a barbecue has been arranged 
for those students, beginning at three 
o'clock in Conte Forum. They will eat 
beneath large-screen TV monitors that 
will carry a live broadcast of Alan 
Greenspan's keynote speech. 

Jeffers raises the issue of broadcast cost: 
"$3,200 for the bird for the day." "Reuters 
wants to broadcast all over Europe, and I 
think that's worth $3,200," says Whiting. 
Next, the committee hears a last-minute 
count of the flood of media that plan to 
send representatives. Talk-show host 
Adam Smith is bringing a camera crew 
and taping interviews for broadcast in 
October on public television. 

"Have we ever done any event com- 
parable to this?" Mclntyre wants to 
know. "Not with these numbers — not in 
my 1 5 years," WTiiting responds. "I hear 
good things downtown. People are talk- 
ing, saying, 'How did you guys pull this 
off?' which I love to hear," says Mclntyre 
with a smile. • 




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news 



&r 



As convicted murderer 

Gusty Spence took his 

seat, someone in the 

audience pointed and 

whispered, "Isn't he 

the one who shot that 

Catholic bartender 

pointblank?" 

(He was.) 



notes 



Compromise positions 

Before a BC audience, unionist leaders plead for a say 
by ordinary citizens in Northern Ireland V peace process 



My father was killed by the 
IRAin 1987, but I am will- 
ing to sit down at the table and 
talk," Gary McMichael told a 
gathering of 300 in Robsham 
Theater on October 25. "I don't 
want my children to grow up in 
the same circumstances I did." 

A spokesman for the Ulster 
Democratic Party, McMichael 
was one of six delegates from 
small loyalist organizations, 
mostly representing working- 
class folk, who appeared at BC to 
comment on this fall's cease-fire 
between the Irish Republican 
Army and the Ulster Defense As- 
sociation. Speaking on behalf of 
the Progressive Unionist Party, 
David Ervine expressed his fear 
that in the upcoming negotia- 
tions the voices of loyalists would 
be represented by unionist del- 
egates only. The visit was spon- 
sored by BC's Irish Studies 
Program, the O'Neill Library and 
the New England Circle/Citi- 
zens Circle, the organization that 
earlier brought Sinn Fein presi- 
dent Gerry Adams to Boston. 

There were no smiles or 
handshakes as die panelists took 
their seats on Robsham's stage 
that morning, despite the news 
that British troops had begun 
pulling out of Londonderry just 
hours before. As one BC staffer 
observed, appearing at a Catho- 
lic university — especially one 
founded principally for the edu- 
cation of Irish-Americans — 
must have felt like stepping into 
the enemy camp. As convicted 
murderer Gusty Spence took 
his seat, someone in the audi- 
ence pointed and whispered, 
"Isn't he the one who shot that 
Catholic bartender point- 



blank?" (He was.) English profes- 
sor and moderator Kristin 
Morrison even warned the crowd: 
"This is a day for the talking Irish, 
not the fighting Irish." But that 
admonition proved unnecessary. 
Both the audience (students, fac- 
ulty, media and invited guests) and 
speakers seemed eager to preserve 
the fragile hope of peace that hung 
in the air. 

Despite their ties to paramili- 
tary groups, the panelists pre- 
sented themselves as more willing 
to compromise than their main- 
stream unionist counterparts. "It 
is interesting to note that those 
from the most extremist groups 
are expressing the most moder- 
ate views," McMichael said. "Per- 
haps it is because they have seen 
so much." Any peace in North- 
ern Ireland will depend on ordi- 
narypeoplecrossingwhatErvine 
called "the borders of the mind." 
"When the [Nobel] statues in 
Norway are being handed out," 
he said, "most of the people who 
earned them will be vacuuming 



floors . . . or standing in a pub 
having a pint." 

But change will not come over- 
night, the loyalists said, and the 
challenges ahead are complex. Re- 
integrating former prisoners into 
society is critical, said Spence, 
pulling from his briefcase an en- 
velope containing the three pence 
returned to him when he was let 
out of prison; he was also given a 
one-pound loan, he said. 

\\ Tien asked about the need to 
reconstitute Northern Ireland's 
overwhelmingly Protestant po- 
lice force if it is to be trusted by 
Catholicsjoseph English begged, 
"please don't be pushing us too 
fast. We've got to be looking for 
the people coming behind us." 

During the question-and- 
answer period, BC senior John 
Griffin observed, "We see Ire- 
land as an island and the Irish as 
one people. Do you share that 
view?" he asked the unionists. 

"I am British," Ervine replied, 
"that's all I can be." 




"Politics is a very dangerous game in Northern Ireland," Gusty Spence 
(center) said, as his fellow loyalists looked on. "If you put your head above 
the crowd, you run the risk of getting shot." 



12 BOSTON COLLI U \l U,\/I\I 




FINANCIAL FIREPOWER— U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey '68, JD'72 dubbed BC's September 19 
economics conference "the most prestigious gathering of economic and financial leaders since the 
President's economic summit of 1992." The New York Times noted that "the college, seeking to avoid 
ticklish decisions on prestige, labeled four guests keynote speakers": Federal Reserve Chairman Alan 
Greenspan and White House officials Robert Rubin, Laura Tyson, and Robert Reich. When Reich took ill, 
budget director Robert Reischauer pinch hit. For more on the conference, see stories pages 10 and 20. 



Forward march 

With "goals for nineties" met, president appoints panel 
to develop an academic plan for the next millennium 



Launching the first campus- 
wide planning process in 
nearly a decade, University Presi- 
dent J. Donald Monan, SJ, has 
announced the formation of a 
25-member council whose task 
will be to develop a plan that 
"direct[sj the academic lite of 
Boston College into the next 
millennium." 

The council of faculty and 
academic administrators is being 
led by Associate Academic Vice 
President Robert Newton and 
Associate Vice President for Re- 
search Michael Smyer, who also 
serves as dean of the Graduate 
School of Arts and Sciences. 



Fr. Monan announced his in- 
tent to form the council at 
September's faculty convocation 
[see story page 4], where he noted 
that BC had met virtually all of the 
goals set during the last major 
study of its prospects, and new 
directions were, therefore, neces- 
sary if Boston College was to con- 
tinue its progress. 

That last study, "Goals for the 
Nineties," was concluded in 1985 
and served as a blueprint for the 
$ 1 3 5-million capital campaign! that 
began the tollowingyear. "Strength 
gained in intervening years," Fr. 
Monan wrote to council members, 
"makes it possible, indeed urgent, 



to set sights higher. At the same 
time, under the influence of ad- 
vancing technology and height- 
ened competition, current ways 
of providing human services in 
every sector from microsurgery 
to banking are giving way to pro- 
cesses that are both better and 
that release resources for newly 
creative purposes. I would hope, 
therefore, that our planning re- 
flects both confidence in our new 
strength and creativity in direct- 
ing our resources to our educa- 
tional goals." 

The council's work is ex- 
pected to take approximately a 
year. 



NEW LEADERSHIP 

The BC Board of Trustees was 
joined by four new members 
at its September 16 meeting: 
Patrick Carney '70, chairman 
and chief executive officer of 
the Claremont Companies, a 
real estate development, 
management and investment 
firm in Quincy, Massachu- 
setts; Charles I. Clough Jr.'64, 
chief investment strategist 
and a first vice president with 
Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc.; 
Richard A. Jalkut '66, presi- 
dent and chief executive of- 
ficer of Nynex-New York; 
and Emilia May Fanjul, a BC 
parent active in civic and 
charitable work in the Do- 
minican Republic, Florida and 
New York City. 

THEOLOGY 
GAINS CHAIR 

A new chair was established 
this fall by an anonymous 
donor to Boston College. 
The Joseph Chair in Catholic 
Theology — named for the 
donor's son — will bring to 
campus a series of visiting 
scholars from various disci- 
plines of Catholic theology 
— starting with the field of 
patristics, the study of the 
Church Fathers. The chair will 
initially support a one-year 
visiting appointment every 
other year, with the first ap- 
pointment expected for the 
fall of 1995. 

LOOK OUT BELOW 

BC's Weston Observatory has 
been awarded a $350,000 
state grant to develop a 
three-dimensional computer- 
ized map of Boston's sub- 
surface geology. The map, 
according to Observatory Di- 
rector John Ebel, will be use- 
ful in helping state project 
planners understand a par- 
ticular work area's geologi- 
cal conditions, such as soil 
type, level of compaction and 
water location. "When this 
project is complete, they'll be 
able to pull up a map on the 
computer screen, click on a 
location and see [the condi- 
tions]," said Ebel. 



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NEWS & NOTES 



HIRED ON 

The fall semester saw the 
beginnings of three tenures in 
significant University posts. 
Claire Lower/, an associate 
professor of 
theology, 
became direc- 
tor of the In- 
stitute for 
Religious Edu- 
cation and 
Pastoral Min- 

f||^^^ istry, after 
I serving one 
I year as its 
acting direc- 
tor. Michael A. Smyer (left), a 
psychologist at Penn State, 
became dean of the Graduate 
School of A&S and the Uni- 
versity's first associate vice 
president for research. Sara 
T. Fry, a specialist on the eth- 
ics of health care delivery, 
was hired as the inaugural 
Henry R. Luce Professor of 
Nursing Ethics in SON. Fry 
was co-director of the Center 
for Biomedical Ethics at the 
University of Maryland. 

DEATHS 

• Marie E. Snyder, who taught 
in the School of Education in 
the early 1950s, on May 30, 
1994, at age 63. 

• Edward J. Kilmartin, SJ, a 
member of the theology fac- 
ulty from 1985 to 1987, on 
June 16, 1994, at age 71. 

• Margaret M. Higgins, house- 
mother at Newton College of 
the Sacred Heart from 1 963 to 
1969, on July 28, 1994, at 
age 106. 

• John C. Sullivan, SJ, a mem- 
ber of the theology and phi- 
losophy faculties from 1952 to 
1956, and minister of the Je- 
suit Community from 1976 to 
1984, on August 24, 1994, at 
age 77. 

• Thaddeus J. Raines, a mem- 
ber of the chemistry faculty 
from 1949 to 1952, on August 
25, 1994, at age 76. 

• J. Paul Marcoux, a member 
of the theater department fac- 
ulty since 1964, on September 
10, 1994, at age 62. 



Third act 

BC adds a rare cache of Beckett con r espondence to its two 
other major collections on the writer 



The John J. Burns Library has 
acquired 500 letters between 
Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett 
and a favored interpreter, New 
York City stage director Alan 
Schneider. The letters solidify 
BC's status as a major interna- 
tional Beckett repository, join- 
ing two other recently acquired 
groups of materials, one amassed 
by a personal friend of Beckett's, 
and one by the writer's literary 



agent, providing BC with 
what Burns Librarian Rob- 
ert O'Neill called "the triple 
crown." 

The new holding records 
a 30-year correspondence, 
beginning with Schneider's 
1955 American premiere of 
Waiting for Godot, and con- 
cluding in 1984, at 
Schneider's death. Over that 
period Schneider directed 




THE EYES HAVE IT 

A team of three BC faculty who developed an eye- 
controlled computer system (Research, Fall 1993) made 
the finals of Discover magazine's 1 994 Awards for Tech- 
nological Innovation. Associate professors James Gips 
(bottom) and Peter Olivieri (left) of CSOM, and 
psychology Associate Professor Joseph Tecce com- 
posed one of five research groups whose creations were 
finalists in the "Computer Hardware and Electronics" 
category. The computer-control system they devised — 
dubbed "Eagle Eye" — links users to the computer via a 
series of electrodes attached around the eyes. The 
connection allows users to move the cursor in response 
to eye and head movement. Persons with limited use of 
arms, hands or fingers could benefit from the system, as 
could devotees of video games. There were some 4,000 
nominees for the awards. 







Samuel Beckett sent director Alan 
Schneider not only stage direc- 
tions for his plays, but sketches. 

every American premiere of 
Beckett's plays as well as several 
world premieres. "Beckett 
wouldn't go to New York City," 
O'Neill said. "So Schneider had 
to write detailed questionnaires 
about the plays, to which Beckett 
replied. There's simply no other 
collection of this kind." In 300 
letters from Beckett to 
Schneider — the largest known 
collection of Beckett letters to a 
single individual — and in 200 re- 
sponses, the correspondence 
documents Beckett's views on the 
staging of his works, including 
issues of set design, music and 
production strategies. 

Beckett scholar and BC En- 
glish Professor Kristin Morrison 
called the collection invaluable, 
saying it provided "an intimate 
view of two great men of the 
theater: Beckett, the most im- 
portant playwright of the 20th 
century; and Schneider, his most 
skillful director." 

The correspondence was pur- 
chased from Schneider's family 
with hinds provided by John J. 
Burns Jr., son of the library's 
namesake. Edited by former 
Burns Library Scholar Maurice 
Harmon, and with an introduc- 
tion by Morrison, the Beckett- 
Schneider correspondence is 
being prepared for publication. 



14 Iios 1 ON CO! LEGE \l \(,\/l\l 



Invasion force 

For these students, the events of 1066 A.D. offer a plunge 
into the shimmering waters of historical truth 



In the professor's sun-drenched 
Cambridge living room, the 
salsa and chips await. A gray kitten 
slumps atop a chair. Medieval 
history never looked so good. 

Three cars pull up outside. A 
dozen or so students shuffle into 
the house, apologizing for being 
late. This is the second meeting 
of the ten-week course, a seminar 
designed for history ma jors which 
uses the Norman Conquest to 
explore wider questions of how 
and why history comes to be writ- 
ten. "Okay," says the professor, 
Robin Fleming, "my question to 
you guys is this: how have your 
readings left you feeling about 
the Norman Conquest?" 

"Confused," says one student. 
"It's hard to say what's true." 

Fleming shifts the focus to 
1 994: "Let's talk about something 



that's happening today, like 
Haiti," she suggests. "Can we tell 
what's going on in Haiti?" 

"Yes, if we know who's pro- 
viding the news," a young man 
answers. The woman beside him 
disagrees: "But a lot of what we 
hear is propaganda," she says. 

"Is propaganda always bad?" 
asks Fleming. "Not necessarily," 
one student answers, as another 
suggests: "Not at all. Think back 
to the 1940s — 'Loose Lips Sink 
Ships.' That was positive." 

"There's such a thing as a world 
view," Fleming says, "and you're 
part of it, by living and breathing 
in a certain time." The remark is 
typical of the alternating currents 
of grand-sweep and fine-point dis- 
cussion that crackle through her 
class. "Let's talk about [12th-cen- 
tury scribe] Ordericand The Anglo- 




Saxon Chronicle. What's die dif- 
ference there?" 

"The Chronicle was written by a 
lot of different people," a young 
woman ventures, "but Orderic 
sounds like one person talking. 
He says at one point, 'I know I've 
praised William the Conqueror, 
but this time, when he killed all 
those people, innocent and guilty 
together, he was wrong.'" 

"'That's a historian," says 
Fleming, with a jab of her finger. 
Next she passes a facsimile edi- 
tion of The Chronicle around the 
room, getting the students to see 
that — even though thev cannot 
read the Anglo-Saxon text — the 
different handwriting styles and 
messy layout mark this as a con- 
temporary account told from 
multiple points of view. It is a 
detective's lesson in ambiguity. 

As the class winds down, a 
student tells Fleming, "One thing 
I noticed in our readings is that 
the coming of the year 1000 was 
a very big deal to these people. 
They really seemed to think the 
world was going to end then." 

"If they thought the world 
was going to end," another stu- 
dent wonders, "why would they 
write history?" 

"Isn't that a good question," 
Fleming says. "It's because they 
thought writing history had to do 
with salvation. We have to re- 
mind ourselves that there's al- 
ways this other purpose. They 
are writing history in order to 
save people's souls. 

"Are you guys ready to write 
an account of the Norman Con- 
quest?" the professor asks her 
students. "Remember, all we're 
doing is writing possible history," 
she cautions. "If you think you're 
writing the truth, you are really 
mistaken." 

Bruce Morgan 



Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman Conquest. 



Classnotes appears in the 
Winter and Spring issues. 



Fall, 



CLASSNOTES 



CLASS 



HS 300.1 
The Study 
History: The Norman Con- 
quest 

INSTRUCTOR 

History Associate I 
Robin Fleming 

SELECTED READINGS 



The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 

Davis, "Alfred the Great: 
Truth and Propaganda" 

Douglas, The Norman 
Achievement 

Fleming, Kings and Lords in 
Conquest England 

Brown, The Origins of 
English Feudalism 

Barlow, The English Church 
1000-1066 

Hallam, Domesday Book 
Through Nine Centuries 



BOS rONCOLLEGl MAGAZINE 15 




SPORTS 



The energizer 

Cathy Inglese brought big-time women's basketball to Vermont. Those who think 
she can't do the same for the Bay State probably haven't met her 



By John Ombelets 



Boston College is dozing'at 6:30 one 
rosy weekday morning in Septem- 
ber. The quadrangle is silent and the 
pigeons have O'Neill Plaza to them- 
selves. But down the hill in Power Gym- 
nasium the 14 members of the women's 
basketball team are wide awake. Racing, 
they stutter-step through an obstacle 
course of green plastic cones, slide side- 
ways from end line to end line, run 
backwards with arms stretched to block 
an imaginary pass — all in the quest for 
the Holy Grail of college basketball: 
post-season play. 

Such a goal would have been un- 
thinkable one year ago, but no longer. 
An air of confidence buoys the women's 
basketball program, undampened by the 
fact that no Eagle team has finished 
better than .500 in five years. The turn- 
around began last fall when a BC squad 
predicted to finish last in the 10-team 
Big East came in fifth, winning 13 games, 
the most since 1 989-90. By season's end 
the team was drawing a nearly unheard- 
of 1,000 fans to home games. Driving 
that revival are the talent and grit and 
passion of the lanky woman who roams 
the gym floor on this fine morning: at 
age 36, second-year head coach Cathy 
Inglese looks like she could still drive the 
baseline for a lay-up in heavy traffic. 

Inglese already had a few miracles on 
her resume when she interviewed for 
the BC job in 1993. Starting in 1986, she 
transformed the University of Vermont 
women's program, leading the team to 
57 consecutive regular-season wins be- 
tween 1991 and 1993, and two appear- 



ances in the NCAA Division I play- 
offs — becoming in the process a finalist 
for National Coach of the Year three 
years running. 

By 1991, the Catamounts were play- 
ing to home crowds of 3,000 paying 
customers, and by the time she left the 
Green Mountains for Chestnut Hill, 
Inglese had become a regional phenom- 
enon. Writers and broadcasters from 
New York City and Boston were driving 
to Burlington to report on the big-time 
women's program in the small state bet- 
ter known for maple syrup and Ben & 
Jerry's. "She stole the spotlight right 
away from hockey," declares Don Fil- 
lion, who covered the team for the Bur- 
lington Free Press. "I don't think anybody 
in sports has taken over the state the way 
she did." 

BC Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk 
is not asking Inglese to purloin the hearts 
of Celtics fans — not yet anyway. The 
coach already has met one of Gladchuk's 
primary goals — to inject excitement into 
a near-dormant sport — and is well on 
the way, he declares, to "molding the 
foundation for a BC women's basketball 
program of national stature." 

Coming out of Southern Connecti- 
cut State College with a degree in edu- 
cation in 1980, Inglese had no thoughts 
of coaching the game she loved as a 
player. But a coaching position came 
with her first teaching job, at a Con- 
necticuthigh school. Within a fewyears, 
she was an assistant at the University of 
New Hampshire, and had found a call- 
ing. Her subsequent success has been a 



product of her feeling for the game, 
coaching influences — including long- 
time assistant Keith Cieplicki ("Great 
recruiter, terrific rapport with the kids," 
Inglese marvels) — and of her ability to 
ignite competitive fires in others. She 
has an "absolute knack" for developing 
overachievers, says Fillion. "In the 
NCAA [playoffs], you could see her 
teams were not as talented athletically, 
but they would not give up — they were 
diving into the stands after loose balls." 

By NCAA rules, this year women's 
Division I coaches cannot hold 
regular basketball practices until after 
October 15. Before then, only condi- 
tioning workouts are allowed. So this 
morning session finds Inglese doing a 
lot of watching, as strength and condi- 
tioning coach Greg Finnerty drives the 
players through an hour of tortuous 
sprinting and footwork exercises. They 
will need that toughening up to play 
Inglese's brand of basketball — pressure 
defense and a running offense. The coach 
claps her hands, yells encouragement, 
and occasionally takes a panting player 
aside gently for a quick, quiet pep talk. 

Watching — she has explained earlier 
in a voice that is more New York City 
than her native Connecticut — does not 
suit her. "This is different for me, to just 
observe, and it's driving me a little crazy. 
I love to teach the game. Come October 
15 you'll really see me in action." 

But the wait is not so long. As the 
workout winds down and the players 
start to flag, Inglese shouts, "All right, 



16 BOSTON ( i)l I 1 (,l WAGAZINl 



right here is where we beat the other 
guys! This is where we take them!" Her 
voice, her words, are a tonic for the 
drooping athletes. Heads snap up and 
legs churn harder, the high-fives are 
crisper. 

Later, in her Conte Forum office, 
Inglese calls it a key moment. "That's 
where we win or lose games," she ex- 
claims, pumping a fist. "I tell the players, 
'When there's two minutes left, it's a tie 
score and you're gasping for breath, the 
team with the stamina to think straight 
and play together will win.' ' 

Meeting that challenge is what makes 
the game fun, she says — and her players 
agree. Says Aimee Maguire, a highly 
sought freshman guard from New Jer- 
sey, "I love her style, that competitive 
aspect. She wants to make BC the top 
team in the East, and we want that too." 

The athletes have responded to 
Inglese's knowledge ("I learned more 
basketball last year than in my first two 
years," avers senior captain Joan 



Gallagher), and to her work ethic ("No 
one on the team works harder than 
coach," says sophomore forward and 
Big East Rookie of the Year Holly Por- 
ter). Most of all they appreciate her zeal 
to push women's basketball into the 
limelight. Among the Inglese innova- 
tions: a four-page newsletter, the Boston 
College Women 's Basketball News; a pro- 
posed doubleheader with BC and three 
other top women's teams, to be held in 
the new Boston Garden next fall; and 
clinics and camps to benefit Boston-area 
girls basketball programs. She also was 
able to get home games moved to the 
main arena in Conte Forum, a change 
that senior Tia Manhardt says, "makes 
us feel like we are in the big-time." 

Despite the palpable optimism ema- 
nating from the fourth floor of Conte, 
Inglese is not focusing upon wins this 
season. That is not the primary measure 
of team success, she says firmly, just as 
minutes played or points scored don't 
necessarily reflect individual success. 



Competitiveness, improvement — those 
are the yardsticks. "If a kid didn't play in 
the game, but worked hard in practice 
and made all the other kids around her 
better, she had as much to do with win- 
ning as the high scorer," Inglese says. 
Coining from most coaches, that might 
sound cliche. Coming from Inglese, it is 
gospel. And her utter belief in posing 
challenges doesn't stop with her players. 
As the morning draws to a close, a 
visitor laments how out of shape he's 
gotten since his running days in college. 
Inglese listens for a minute; then leans 
forward in her chair intently. "Tell you 
what," she says. "If you start running 
again, I'll give you a new pair of running 
shoes. What do you say to that?" • 



"I tell the players, 
'When there's two 



minutes left, it's a tie 
score and you're gasp- 
ing for breath, the team 
with the stamina to 
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contest of the season, was not on the field; it was the field. Newly 
enlarged Alumni Stadium was unveiled to a sold-out crowd of 
44,500, an addition of 12,000 fans. The faithful may have enjoyed 
the fresh prospect presented by the enclosure of the stadium's 
north end, and the new brick facing adorning its south end, which 
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budding tradition for Boston College stadium christenings, the 
home team lost, beaten 12-7 by Virginia Tech. That makes the 
Eagles 0-for-3 on these occasions. BC lost its first game on the old 
Alumni Field, where the Dustbowl now sits, on October 30, 1915, 
to Holy Cross, and its first in the original Alumni Stadium 
(capacity 26,000), on September 21, 1957, to Navy. 



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The post-war boom generation seems to be 
preparing well for retirement, said the 
Congressional Budget Office director at the 
recent BC economics conference, but don't 
count those annuity checks just yet 



OVER THE PAST 20 OR SO YEARS, 
the national savings rate — 
meaning personal savings as 
well as government and busi- 
ness savings — has plummeted. Many people 
attribute that drop to the profligacy of the 
younger generation: they see baby boomers 
going on ski vacations, buying compact discs, 
seeming not to defer gratification or consump- 
tion at all. There is a widespread concern that 
young people are not saving enough to provide 
for themselves in retirement. 

Just how profligate are the baby boomers? 
And how worried should we be as a nation? 
Last year the Congressional Budget Office 
studied this question. To be sure, we found that 
some subgroups, particularly single-parent 
families, are faring very poorly, but overall 
there seems no more reason to be concerned 
about baby boomers than there was to be 
concerned about their parents. 



By Robkrt D. Rkischauer 



BOSTON COLLI GE MAGAZINE 21 



Just how profligate are the baby boomers? 

And how worried should we be as a nation? 

Baby-boom adults on average have higher real 

incomes and more wealth than their parents did 

when they were young adults. 



Although the folks who are entering retire- 
ment now are living pretty well, their fi- 
nancial security is not so much a reflection 
of prudence or sound financial planning as it is the 
result of unexpected increases in the generosity of 
both public pensions (Social Security) and private 
transfers and pensions. They also benefited from 
unanticipated increases in housing wealth. At the 
bottom line, we concluded that the baby boomers 
right now look as though they will be able to 
sustain a living standard similar to their parents' in 
retirement. 

In our study, which used 1990 data, we found 
that baby boomers' median household income was 



35-53 percent higher than their parents' at a simi- 
lar age. Younger peoples' median household 
wealth — the assets they had accumulated — was 50- 
85 percent higher than their parents' at that age. 
Most striking, the wealth-to-income ratios were 
higher for the baby-boom generation than for their 
parents' generation. Those improvements have oc- 
curred despite the dissolution of the American 
family. The fraction of the baby-boom cohort liv- 
ing in single-parent families is triple what it was for 
their parents' generation. 

Some of the reasons the baby boomers look 
better off are obvious: 69-70 percent of those house- 
holds are supported by two workers. For their 
parents' generation, that figure was less than 40 
percent. Educational levels have increased tremen- 
dously, and with education, real income; roughly 
30 percent of the baby-boom cohort are college 
graduates, compared with only 1 1 percent of their 
parents' age cohorts. 

Now, the fact that the average baby boomer 
seems a bit better positioned than his or her parents 
were at a similar age may be a reason not to panic, 
but it is no reason to be sanguine about the future. 




On the other hand 

The following was excerpted from a panel discussion that followed Robert 
Reischauers speech. C. Tyler Mathisen, executive editor o/Money maga- 
zine moderated; panelists included: J . Carter Beese Jr., commissioner of the 
Securities and Exchange Commission; Oleana Berg, assistant secretary of 
labor for pensions and welfare benefits administration; Kjiren W. Ferguson, 
executive director of the Pension Rights Center; William Ferguson (no 
relation to Ms. Ferguson), chairman and CEO ofNynex; and Peter S. 
Lynch '65, vice chairman of Fidelity Investr?tents Inc. 



tyler mathisen: I wonder, to bor- 
row a fearsome cadence from 
the 1950s, is there now or will 
there ever be a retirement sav- 
ings crisis in America? 
carter beese: There is a retire- 
ment savings crisis in America; 
all you have to do is look at the 
current statistics and extrapo- 
late from them and it's clear diat 
there is a massive shortfall. 

Mr. Reischauer talked about 
two-income families receiving 
two Social Security checks; well, 
my question is: what's going to 



be in those checks? We're not 
talking about a retutu on peoples' 
money, we're talking about get- 
ting back less than they pay in. 
Inherent in the Congres- 
sional Budget Office's assess- 
ment is a belief that either the 
government, through Social Se- 
curity, or paternalistic corpora- 
tions will take care of workers in 
retirement. That is a difficult 
assumption to make 20 years out. 
Increasingly, the term "benefit 
elite" is being used to describe 
those workers who still have an 



22 BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE 









On average, the baby boomers have between 17 
and 35 years to go before they begin retiring, and 
the vast bulk of retirement savings and preparation 
for retirement occurs in the last 15 years of one's 
working life. Most of the race has yet to be run. So 
we must look forward and ask what policies we 
should be adopting. 

Some of the trends likely to prevail during the 
rest of that race are positive. First of all, virtually 
every economist in the country expects the economy 
to continue to grow — not at the rate it did in the 
'50s or '60s, but at a healthy rate nonetheless. 
That's going to push up real wages, and as real 
wages rise, real Social Security benefits and private 
pensions will rise also. 

The second positive development will result from 
women's increased participation in the labor force: 
more women in the baby-boom generation will earn 
both a pension and a Social Security check from 
their own work history, as opposed to being simply 
a dependent of a male primary worker. That combi- 
nation of two pensions and two Social Security 
checks will ease the baby boomers' burden. 

Third, recent changes in the pension system 




old-style pension plan. Even if 
you have a pension plan, you 
have to augment it — usually with 
personal savings and defined- 
contribution plans. And if you're 
lucky enough to have one of those 
wonderful old-style pension 
plans, you have to trust that the 
company will he around 40 years 
from now. Looking at the Pen- 
sion Benefit Guarantee Cor- 
poration's list of companies with 
underfunded pension plans, 
that's another tough assumption 
to make. 

oleana berg: ERISA, the statute 
that my agency is responsible for 
enforcing, was enacted 20 years 
ago because of the realization 
that corporations might not be 
around 30 or 40 years later when 
the promises they made to em- 
ployees had to be paid. ERISA 
established a requirement for 
funding pension plans, and as a 
result pensions have become 



much, much safer. 

Most pension plans are well- 
funded, and the underfunding 
tends to be concentrated in in- 
dustries that are having prob- 
lems: airline, steel. Clearly, some 
companies will go bust; that's 
why the Pension Benefit Guar- 
antee Corporation was put in 
place. 

tyler mathisen: William Fer- 
guson, Chairman of Nynex, can 
corporations continue to help 
fund Americans' retirement? 
William Ferguson: The people 
who are covered by defined ben- 
efit plans generally work for the 
largest corporations. As we move 
to a service economy — one that 
is driven by technology — the 
competitors that large corpora- 
tions face are often start-up cor- 
porations, which go after the 
knowledge workers, younger 
folks. Those smaller companies 
frequently have no defined con- 



tribution pension plans.. 

At Nynex, we do not want to 
change the type of corporation 
we are in terms of pension plans. 
At the same time, we're com- 
peting against small start-up 
companies. It's a Catch-22. 
karen Ferguson: The median 
income of Americans over age 
65 is only $10,200. A third of 
the elderly have no income from 
savings whatsoever, and those 
who do have less than $2,000 — 
about $1,700 a year. People are 
hurting desperately today. 
While Social Security does pro- 
vide a safety net, it's a very, very 
small amount of money: less 
than the minimum wage, less 
than the kids working at 
McDonalds are getting. 

Looking to the future, many 
believe the way to go is with do- 
it-yourself retirement plans. 
That trend has changed the uni- 
verse of retirement savings since 



1981. We [at the Pension Rights 
Center] think it's a disaster. 
During the past decade the num- 
ber of people in traditional pen- 
sion and profit-sharing plans has 
plummeted by 30 percent. 

Wliat's wrong with the new 
savings plans? Those who most 
need something to add to their 
Social Security income are not 
contributing to them. One sur- 
vey has found that four-fifths of 
large companies don't even of- 
fer 401(k)s to their union work- 
ers because they generally can't 
afford to take advantage of them. 
The median income of 401(k) 
contributors is at least $ 1 0,000 a 
year more than that of non-con- 
tributors. Those plans are a ter- 
rific tax shelter for those who 
can afford to save for themselves. 
We already have tremendous in- 
come inequality in this country, 
and as people move away from 
old-fashioned, paternalistic pen- 



BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE 23 



have assured that a higher fraction of the baby- 
boom generation will actually be receiving pen- 
sion income than is the case now. Indications show 
a 30-40 percent increase in the fraction of this age 
cohort that has pensions. Also beneficial are finan- 
cial innovations such as reverse-annuity mort- 
gages, which will make it increasingly easy for 
retirees to tap into housing wealth, and other 
devices that will provide greater flexibility. 

A final positive development is that the baby- 
boom generation will be the first to have substan- 
tial inheritance from its parents. By and large, the 
parents of the folks retiring right now were wiped 
out financially by the Depression. A large fraction 
of the baby boomers will receive inheritances — 
not large amounts of money, because the average 
asset of Americans is relatively modest, but this is 
the first age cohort of which high fractions will be 
receiving an inheritance some time between their 
50s and 70s. 



On the other hand, many factors suggest 
we should be concerned. Most econo- 
mists feel that housing values are not 
going to rise in real terms very rapidly over the next 
20 or 30 years. Because the baby-boom generation 
is such a large demographic group, when they all 
try to sell their houses and scale down for retire- 
ment it will have adverse consequences on the 
price of housing. So, unlike their parents and the 
generations that went before, the baby boomers 
will not see a big windfall in real estate. 

Second, we are a nation with a severe fiscal 
problem, and over the course of the next several 
decades we are going to have to reduce our deficit. 
Most likely, the benefits that retired people receive 
will be scaled back and the taxes they pay will be 
ratcheted up because, by and large, we impose 
lower taxes on elderly people in the United States 
than we do on younger people with equal incomes. 
Over the course of the next several decades that 
situation is likely to change. 

continued on page 25 




Karen Ferguson (second from right) of the Pension Rights Center called for a return to old- 
fashioned pension plans, arguing that 401 (k)s and other "do-it-yourself" plans will leave 
working-class Americans with no security in retirement. From the left, moderator Carter 
Mathisen and panelists Oleana Berg, J. Carter Beese Jr. and William Ferguson listen. 



sion plans toward do-it-yourself 
retirement plans, that disparity 
is widening. 

TYLER MATHISEN: With respect tO 

401 (k) plans and to personal sav- 
ings outside of 401 (k) plans, are 
Americans saving smart? 
peter lynch: There are 40 mil- 
lion Americans investing in 
401(k)s today. Of the $2 trillion 
in mutual funds, $800 billion — 
40 percent — is in 401(k)s and 
IRAs. That's an enormous mar- 
ket. But those investors are not 
doing enough research. People 
do more research when they buy 
a refrigerator than when they 
make the most important in- 
vestment decision of their life: 
where to put their money. Only 
50 percent of money invested in 
401(k)s or IRAs is directly in 
equities. In every decade of this 
century, except for the '30s, eq- 
uities have heat bonds and money 
markets. People have been in- 
centinued on page 25 



24 BOS I ON COI II (,l \I VGAZINE 



mmmlJIml 



Winning the battle 

The Alumni Association's Second Helping Program 
helps feed Boston's hungry 



Where do you even begin to 
fight hunger? asks this year's 
Greater Boston Food Bank 
brochure. For many, the answer is not 
immediately clear. With one in four chil- 
dren going to bed hungry each night in 
Massachusetts alone, the prospect of fight- 
ing can be daunting — and discouraging. 

Alumni and friends of Boston Col- 
lege, however, have a unique resource 
available to them to help battle hunger: 
a program called Second Helping. 
Launched in 1 989 as a joint project of the 
Alumni Association and the Greater 
Boston Food Bank, the program has blos- 
somed from humble beginnings to an 
indispensable service. "The tremendous 
success enjoyed by Second Helping is 
due to the steadfast support, determina- 
tion and dedication of our alumni," says 
John F. Wissler '57, CGSOM 72, Alumni 
Association Executive Director. 
"Through their donation of time, ser- 
vices and money, they have ensured the 
future of one of Boston's most signifi- 
cant grassroots organizations." 



Each year, two refrigerated trucks 
deliver over a half a million pounds of 
food to local soup kitchens, homeless 
shelters and emergency meal programs. 




Additional supplies collected at the 
Alumni Association's annual fall food drive 
enable the Second Helping trucks to deliver 
a total of over 7,000 meals per week. 

Funding for Second Helping is a staple 
ingredient for its continued operation — 
and the program depends heavily on 
alumni support to make this funding a 



reality. One way you can help is to attend 
the Second Helping Black Tie Gala, this 
year to be held at Fenway Park's 600 Club 
on Sat., April 8. The Gala is Second 
Helping's major source of funding. 

Because of the generosity of such 
alumni and friends — Denis Minihane 
'59 of Minihane's Florist, for example, 
donates many of the evening's elaborate 
decorations — the Second Helping Com- 
mittee has consistently managed to keep 
expenses to a minimum. On the $100 
ticket price, for example, $93 goes di- 
rectly to Second Helping. 

"Because the Black Tie Gala is the 
most efficient fundraiser in Boston," 
says Rosemary Thomas MacKinnon '65, 
chairwoman of this year's event, "we can 
truly say that our alumni and friends 
make a significant difference." 

Won't you join us? Individual tickets 
and corporate sponsorship packages are 
available. Unable to attend? You can 
provide auction items, offer services, or 
work on a committee. Call (800) 669- 
8430 for more information. 



BOSTON COLLEGE 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

1994-95 Board of 
Directors 

President 

John H MacKinnon '62 
Hingham, MA 

Vice President/ 
President Elect 

John P. Connor, Jr., Esq. '65, 
law '68 
Walpole, MA 



Treasurer 

Susan G. Gallagher '82 
Quincy, MA 

Secretary 

Darcel D. Clark, Esq. '83 
New Rochelle, NY 

Past President 

Richard W. Renehan, Esq. '55 
Milton, MA 

Directors 

Amy M. Allegrezza '90 
Maiden, MA 

Morybeth Celorier '89 
Framingham, MA 



Patricia Y.C Chung '90 
Rivervale, NJ 

Joseph F. Cunningham, Jr. '69 
Carmichael, CA 

Donald A. Garnett '77 
Boston, MA 

Edward P. Gilmore '58 
Canton, MA 

Richard F. Goggin GSSW '90 
Canton, MA 

Philip C Hazard, Jr. '78 
f. Providence, Rl 

Julie S. levin, Esq. '89, LAW '92 
Wellesley, MA 



Carol Donovan Levis NEW '63 
Attleboro, MA 

John J. McCarthy '45 
Wesf Newton, MA 

John L. McCauley, Jr. '53 
Newport, Rl 

Edward J. O'Brien, Jr., MD '63 
St. Louis, MO 

Joan Donohoe O'Neil NEW 
'61, GA&S '90 
Cambridge, MA 

Kristin A. Quirk '90 
Watertown, MA 



Roshan Rajkumar '95 
Edina, MN 

Shepard D. Rainie CGSOM '83 
Canton, MA 

John M. Riley '82 
Watertown, MA 

Jeanne C. Salvucci '84 
Wellesley, MA 

Peter F. Zupcofska, Esq. '73, 
LAW '76 
Boston, MA 



Executive Director 

John F. Wissler '57, CGSOM '72 

Class Notes Editor 

Maura King Scully '88, 
GA&S '93 
Assistant Editor 

Jane M Crowley '92 

Boston College Alumni 

Association 

Alumni House 

825 Centre Street 

Newton, MA 02158 

(617)552-4700 

(800) 669-8430 



THE INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING 
IN RETIREMENT (ILR) 

The Institute for Learning in 
Retirement (ILR) is a program 
of peer learning for retired 
and semi-retired alumni and 
friends of Boston College. 
These popular courses include 
music, art, literature, history 
and current events. Tuition is 
$ 1 25 per semester and entitles 
registrants to take one or two 
courses. Classes take place at 
Alumni House during the day 
and are open to all. The spring 
semester begins in February. If 
you would like a brochure, 
please call Polly Fitzgerald at 
(617)552-2950. 

TIS THE SEASON 

Celebrate the Christmas sea- 
son in BC style with three dis- 
tinctive ornaments, all depict- 
ing buildings on the Heights. 
Selections include Bapst Li- 
brary, Gasson Hall and the 
newest addition to our series, 
Saint Mary's Hall — all in a 
handsome three-dimensional 
design. All ornaments are 
coated in 24k gold and cost 
$20, plus $3 shipping and 
handling. Hardwood maple 
display bases are available 
for an additional $10. Call 
Eastern Ornament at (800) 
343-0217 to order. 

KEEP IN TOUCH 

Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Notify us of your new 
status so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
update your record by phone 
by calling (617) 552-3440; by 
fax at (61 7) 552-2894; or by 
dropping a postcard to Boston 
College Information Services, 
More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. The computer- 
savvy can also e-mail updates 
to infoserv@hermes.bc.edu. 



Award Nominations Sought 

Ten alumni to be honored on May 12 



Listen carefully: Your best 
friend from Fenwick has 
been teaching English in Jamaica 
since graduation in 1989. An old 
roommate has created a local little 
league team for underprivileged 
youth, providing uniforms, 
equipment and a sense of be- 
longing. A fellow biology major 
from your undergraduate years 
has just made an important dis- 
covery in the battle against can- 
cer. Your parish priest is the most 
inspiring man you have ever met. 

If any of these scenarios sound 
familiar, you may know someone 
we'd like to hear about. 

Alumni Association Vice 
President/President-Elect John 
P. Connor, Jr., Esq. '65, LAW '68, 
chair of the alumni awards com- 



mittee, has announced the 
Board's interest in accepting 
nominations for the 1995 Alumni 
Awards of Excellence. 

Nominations are sought for the 
following categories: 

• The William V. McKenney 
Award is the Association's highest 
honor, awarded each year to that 
individual who best embodies the 
qualities of leadership, integrity, in- 
genuity and dedication in a chosen 
field, combined with service to BC. 

• Eight Awards of Excellence are 
presented to alumni who have made 
notable contributions in the fields of 
Arts & Humanities, Commerce, 
Education, Law, Medicine, Public 
Service, Religion and Science. 

• The Young Alumni Achieve- 
ment Award is given to an indi-. 



vidual selected from the most re- 
cent ten classes, and recognizes 
personal or professional accom- 
plishments as well as service to 
Boston College. 

All awards will be presented 
during the Association's annual 
Alumni Awards Ceremony on 
Friday, May 12, 1995. 

Remember, your input is cru- 
cial to the success of the nominat- 
ing committee. If you're inter- 
ested in submitting a name for 
consideration, please contact the 
Alumni Association at (800) 669- 
843 0, or mail it to John P. Connor, 
Jr., Esq., c/o Boston College 
Alumni Association, 825 Centre 
Street, Newton, MA 02 1 58. 



Directory due out in January 

Special pre-publication price is available now 



The new year is right around 
the corner — and with its 
arrival comes the publication of 
the 1995 Alumni Directory. The 
1995 Directory will give you the 
opportunity to keep in touch with 
classmates and friends, as well as 
connect with alumni all over the 
country — and the world. 

The \99 S Alumni Directory is 
new and improved over the 1 990 
version. It not only organizes 
alumni three different ways — al- 
phabetically, geographically and 
by class — it also includes job 
codes in the geographic section, 
making it a helpful networking 
tool. In addition, the 3,500 gradu- 
ates of Newton College of the 
Sacred Heart will be listed in a 
separate section. 

The 1995 AJumni Directory is 
available now for a special intro- 
ductory price of $34.95, (plus 
shipping and handling), a $17 
savings over the 1990 edition. 



All copies will be hard cover (a 
paperback version proved un- 
wieldy for listing all 110,154 
graduates). And by purchasing a 
copy of the Directory, you also 
help student scholarships at Bos- 
ton College; the publisher, 
Alumni Directory Publishing 
Group of Cambridge, will do- 
nate a portion of the cover price 
to the Alumni Association Schol- 
arship Fund, which to date has 
awarded 12 scholarships. 

Beside benefiting the Alumni 
Association Scholarship Fund, 
there are two more reasons to 



order your copy today: first, the 
price will go up 20% after Janu- 
ary; and second — and most im- 
portantly — the quantity printed 
will be determined by pre-pub- 
lication orders. So don't wait 
until January to order your Di- 
rectory, or you may be disap- 
pointed: the 1990 edition sold 
out quickly, and the next Direc- 
tory won't be printed until the 
year 2000. 

Call(800)375-ALUM(2586) 
and order your 1995 Alumni 
Directory today. 



FIND OUT ABOUT PROGRAMS AND EVENTS ON CAMPUS 




2 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



Programs & Events 



ALUMNI ADMISSION NIGHT 

An informational session for chil- 
dren of alumni and their parents, 
January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Devlin Hall. Discussion will in- 
clude all admission and housing 
procedures and policies. Ques- 
tions are encouraged. The 
evening's speakers will include 
Director of Admission John L. 
Mahoneyjr., Director of Hous- 
ing, Robert F. Capalbo and Di- 
rector of Financial Aid Joyce 
Lezberg. 

AHANA 

General Meeting 

An AHANA Alumni Council 
General Meeting will be held at 
6:30 p.m. in Alumni House on 
Wed., Dec. 14. 

Christmas Party 

This annual event will take place 
onFri.,Dec. 16 at Alumni House 
on the Newton Campus. Call 
the Alumni Association for more 
info, at (800) 669-8430. 

Advocates/Mentoring Program 

Now accepting applications from 
AHANA alumni for next semes- 
ter. For more info, contact Sheila 
Shaw-Horton at the Bowman 
Center, (617)552-3358. 

CAREER SERVICES 

Located at 38 Commonwealth 
Ave., the center is open to alumni 
throughout the year. Academic 
year (through Dec. 9) hours are 
Mon., 9 a.m. -7:30 p.m. and 
Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Of 
special interest to alumni are job 
listings, the Career Information 
Network and the Career Re- 
source Library. Appointments 
for career advising, job search 
and resume advice may be sched- 
uled by calling the Career Cen- 
ter at (617) 552-3430. For up- 
to-date info, on alumni pro- 
grams, call the career program 
events line at (617) 552-4774. 

Computers for Resumes 

Alumni House has two 
Macintosh computers available 



for alumni to do resumes and 
cover letters. This service is free; 
time must be reserved in advance, 
and computers may be used for 
two hours at a time. To make a 
reservation, call (800)669-8430. 

Career Information Network 

Alumni are needed to provide 
info, to student and alumni job- 
seekers about particular job fields, 
trends in the industry and possi- 
bly the names of others who can 
be a source of job leads. If you'd 
like to volunteer, call the Career 
Center at (617) 552-3430. 

CONTINUING LEARNING 

Memory in the Middle Ages 

Run in conjunction with the BC 
Museum of Art, this program will 
integrate a multi-media exhibi- 
tion with a classroom series ex- 
amining the role of memory in 
formulating thought in the 
Middle Ages. Seven Tuesdays, 
Feb. 14-March28, 1995;the first 
evening will include a complete 
tour of the exhibit. Cost for the 
series is $75; individual lectures 
are $15. For more info., contact 
the Alumni Association at (800) 
669-8430. 

The Management Center of 
Boston College 

is offering a series of two-day 
management development pro- 
grams. For further details, call 
the Management Center at (6 1 7) 
552-0500. 

The School of Nursing 

offers a series of refresher courses, 
updates and career counseling 
throughout the year. For info, on 
fall offerings, call (61 7) 552-4256. 

GIFTS 

Boston College by Dan Dry 

contains beautiful photography 
of BC and makes a colorful gift or 
decoration for any bookcase. 
Cost: $42, including postage and 
handling. Call (800) 669-8430 to 
order. • History of Boston Col- 
lege by Charles F. Donovan, S.J. 
traces BC from its origins to the 



present. Cost: $35. Available at 
BC Bookstore in McElroy Com- 
mons. Call (617) 552-2666 to 
order. "The Perfect Christmas 
Gift! Pure Silk Ties featuring a 
pattern of BC seals on either a 
maroon or navy background 
(please specify). Made of 100% 
pure silk. Cost: $25. To purchase 
a tie, call the Alumni Association 
at (800) 669-8430. • BC Alumni 
Signet Ring, available in either 
solid 10k gold or solid 14k gold, 
bears the University seal in sculp- 
tured detail. Women's 10k:$250; 
14k: $295. Men's 10k: $325; 14k: 
$395. To order, call (800) 523- 
0124. Please request operator 
616XP. • BC Watch by Seiko 
proudly displays a detailed three- 
dimensional re-creation of the 
University seal on a 14k gold- 
finished dial, and is offered in five 
styles: men's and ladies' wrist 
watches with black embossed calf 
leather straps, $200; braceletwrist 
watches and a pocket watch, $245. 
To order call (800) 523-0124. 
Request operator A77HQ. 

PERFORMANCE 

Robsham Theater 

presents the following shows: 
The Children's Hour, Dec. 1-4; A 
Dancer's Christmas, Dec. 9-1 1 and 
16-18. For more info, and to 
order tickets, call (61 7) 552 -4000. 

SPIRITUAL 

Laetare Sunday 

Join us on March 26 for the 
Alumni Association's oldest tra- 
dition, the Laetare Sunday Mass 
and Communion breakfast, 
marking the half-way point of 
the Lenten liturgical season. Mass 
is at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius 
Church, with breakfast and in- 
spirational speaker following in 
McElroy Main Dining Room. 
Call (800) 669-8430 for ticket 
information. 

IREPM 

Progoff Intensive Journal Work- 
shops: two weekend sessions: Sept. 



24-25 and Nov. 5-6. Spirituality 
for Everyone: Sat., Sept. 24. Pre- 
sented by Tom Groome. Loca- 
tion and time TBA. Women and 
Ministry: Three weekend courses 
offered for credit, presented by 
Regina Coll on Sept. 30-Oct. 1; 
Oct. 2 1-2 2; and Nov. 18- 19. For 
further info, on any of these pro- 
grams, call (617) 552-8440. 

Marriage Preparation 

The Chaplain's Office sponsors 
this program for engaged 
couples, combining presenta- 
tions from married couples with 
conversation and reflection 
among participants. Two ses- 
sions will be offered in 1995: 
January 26, 28 and 29 and May 
3 1 June 3 and 4. To register, call 
the Chaplain's Office at (617) 
552-3475. 

TRAVEL 

The Best of Italy 

June 18-28, 1995. Visit Rome, 
Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, 
Sorrento, the Isle of Capri, Assisi, 
Florence, Verona and Venice 
with an optional extension to 
the Lake District, including a 
visit to Milan and Lugano, Swit- 
zerland. Call (800) 669-8430 for 
a brochure. 

Midnight Sun Express 

July 17-29, 1995. Tour Alaska 
on this magnificent cruise with 
alumni from 1 1 of the Big East 
schools. For a brochure, call 
(800) 669-8430. 

YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB 

Christmas Mass 

Sun., Dec. 18, noon, Saint Mary's 
Chapel on the BC Main Cam- 
pus. Free. Refreshments will fol- 
low the liturgy. Call (800) 669- 
8430 for more information. 

Saint John's Basketball 

Sat., Feb. 18 at Conte Forum 
with a pre-game reception on 
the BC Main Campus at 6:30 
p.m. Tickets are $20; call (800) 
669-8430 for more information. 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 3 



CLASSES 



25 



William E. O'Brien 

900 Arbor Lake Dr., Apt. 304 

Naples, FL 33963 

(813)592-0393 

Received a telephone call from Ed 
O'Neill on Labor Day from his 
home in Hull. No news from anyone 
else. Ed says he is doing fine, though 
not as active as he used to be. Who is 
at this age? 



28 



Maurice J. Downey 

1 5 Dell Ave. 

Hyde Park, MA 02136 

(617)361-0752 

I have been informed, first by Frank 
Phelan and later by the Alumni Of- 
fice, that our post-graduation presi- 
dent Luke Doyle is now, as the 
Missal so beautifully express.es it, 
asleep in Christ. He died in mid- 
May; his funeral liturgy was cel- 
ebrated in St. Clare's church where, 
for over a half-century, he served so 
faithfully and efficiently as head 
usher. Career-wise he held an ad- 
ministrative position in the Mass. 
Dept. of Public Welfare. To his wife 
the Class of '28 extends its heartfelt 
sympathy. • The aforementioned 
Frank Phelan still has his traveling 
boots on. This past summer he jour- 
neyed to St. Petersburg, Russia 
where he had the opportunity to see 
the multi-domed church that char- 
acterize that world-class city. • An- 
other one of our classmates, Michael 
F. Drummey, joined the heavenly 
hosts this past summer. Permit me 
to quote from an obituary that ap- 
peared in a local newspaper. "A fu- 
neral Mass will be said today for 
Michael F. Drummey, a retired sales- 
man for Procter & Gamble, who 
died Monday in Prescott House in 
North Andover. He was 89. After 
graduation from Boston College he 
was a salesman for many years until 
his retirement. An avid golfer, he 
was a longtime member of the 
Andover Country Club." To his son 
and four daughters the class extends 
its heartfelt sympathy. • In the last 
issue I mentioned that John Healey 
was confined to a nursing home in 
Lake Worth, FL and that he would 
greatly appreciate any messages from 
his classmates. Bernie McCabe no- 
tified me by postal card that he had 
mailed such a greeting to John and 
that he stands ready to do likewise 
for other members of the class pro- 



vided he knows their addresses. • It 
is my hope that when you are read- 
ing these notes, you will still be cher- 
ishing our second straight football 
victory over Notre Dame. • AMerry 
Christmas to all! 



29 



Robert T. Hughes, Esq. 
3 Ridgeway Rd. 
Wellesley, MA 02 1 8 1 
(617)235-4199 

Just a few notes after a long quiet 
summer. • We received a nice letter 
from Fr. Arthur Donnelly. He is 
currently celebrating the 60th anni- 
versary of his ordination as a priest 
and is stationed at the Cathedral of 
San Juan Bautista in the Dominican 
Republic. • Edmund Keefe has re- 
tired after serving 16 years in the 
NH legislature. • We also received a 
card from Arthur Morrissey. He 
visited Berlin in June and witnessed 
the Farewell Parade of the Ameri- 
can, British and French forces as 
they marched through the 
Brandenburg Gate. • Our president, 
Jim Riley, informs me that Henry 
Leen has moved up from the Cape 
and now resides at the Milton Hill 
House. • Saw Barr Dolan recently. 
He's still full of pep and is looking 
forward to the BC football games. • 
My grandson, Ryan Quinn, is just 
entering BC as a freshman, so we are 
carrying on the tradition. • That's 
all for now. Let's hear from you! Ad 
Majorem Dei Gloriam. 



30 



Charles A. McCarthy 
2081 Beacon St. 
Waban, MA 02 168 
(617)244-9025 

Before sitting down to write these 
notes, I requested an up-to-date list- 
ing of the Class of '30. Would you 
believe that of the 400 or so hopefuls 
who converged on the Tower Build- 
ing (now Gasson Hall) in September 
of 1926, only 35 names appeared on 
the list? I tried to telephone as many 
as possible but, since this is being 
written in the dog days of August 
with many away from home, results 
were rather meager. • Bill Tracey 
was enjoying the cool breezes off 
Marblehead Harbor and reports 
things are peaceful on the North 
Shore. • My call interrupted Fred 
Lyons, who was about to mow his 
lawn. Way to go, Fred! • John 



Farricy tells me that a granddaugh- 
ter, Jill, graduated from BC lastjune; 
her father (the doctor) was a marshall 
at the same commencement exer- 
cises. • T. Donald Robinson's son 
Thomas was promoted recently to 
VP of Meredith and Grew. Con- 
gratulations to both ! • Bill Mulcahy 
sounds fit to run the quarter or half- 
mile thanks to the good care he gets 
from his wife, Kay. • That's about all 
for now. Stay healthy and let's hear 
from the rest of you. 



31 



Thomas W. Crosby, Esq. 
New Pond Village Suite B306 
180 Main St. 
Walpole, MA 0208 1 
(508)660-1174 

With sorrow, we report the death of 
Msgr. Edward T. O'Connell, pas- 
tor of Immaculate Conception 
Church in Salem. • Our memorial 
Mass and luncheon on June 17 was, 
as usual, a pleasant occasion with 3 5 
attending. Though the years are tak- 
ing their toll, we desire to continue 
this annual tradition; further, atten- 
dance is at such a level to warrant an 
annual get-together. • Received a 
letter from Dr. Dave Conway ex- 
pressing his disappointment for not 
being able to attend due to a family 
commitment; however, he was hop- 
ing to attend the Notre Dame game. 
He sends his regards to all. • Just 
received a treasured letter and a beau- 
tiful Mass card ("A Prayer For Heal- 
ing") from Kaye Roddy, surviving 
wife of our beloved classmate 
George Roddy; I herein express my 
sincere thanks for her thoughtful- 
ness. • To refer to the summer issue 
of BCM for a moment, I would like 
to offer this correction: the recipient 
of the Theodore Marier award was 
my dear friend, Fr. Joseph Collins 
(homilist at the funeral of John 
Dixon), not our beloved Herb 
O'Connor. While pastor of St. 
Paul's Church in Cambridge, Fr. 
Collins strongly supported the Boys' 
Choir of Boston. • Ex-classmate 
Charlie Taylor, an alumnus of MIT, 
remains a loyal son of Boston Col- 
lege, attending all of our class func- 
tions. • Jerry Murray's daughter, 
Mary Roberts, is a secretary for the 
US State Dept. She has recently re- 
turned to this country after an ex- 
tended assignment in Sydney, 
Australia; presently she is studying 
for a future foreign assignment. • 
Tom Maguire reports that his son 
John, a schoolteacher in Maryland, 
is a dedicated volunteer in times of 



natural emergencies. He has served 
at the Mississippi and Georgia flood 
disasters and, while a soldier in Viet- 
nam, worked with a group of GIs to 
rebuild an orphanage destroyed by 
bombing. • As a work-up for the 
football season, Lil and I attended 
the Blue Chips family barbecue and 
had a pleasant evening with Fr. Bill 
Donlon, Mike Curran and Peggy 
Earls. Coach Dan Henning gave a 
down-to-earth talk evaluating this 
year's team and their chances for a 
successful year. Good luck to Dan 
and the Eagles. • Sorry to report 
that John Sullivan is not in the best 
of health. • Fr. Bill Donlon informs 
us that Bernie Trum is still very 
active in the field of veterinary medi- 
cine, working as a consultant and in 
research. • Again permit me to rec- 
ommend membership in the Joseph 
Coolidge Shaw Society. If you have 
any questions concerning member- 
ship, give me a call. • Another re- 
quest for phone calls or letters. 



32 



John P. Connor 
24 Crestwood Cir. 
Norwood, MA 02062 
(617)762-6377 

Our 62nd anniversary reunion was 
celebrated on June 15 at the new 
campus in Newton. It began with a 
Mass, concelebrated by Fr. Ed 
Nowlan, SJ and Fr. Leo Buttiner, 
SJ, and was followed by a great get- 
together and a delicious dinner. The 
following attended: Lila Calery and 
her son; Eva and Tom Connolly; 
Nancy and Peter Quinn; Kay and 
John Connor; Josephine and Fran 
Curtin; Ellen and Ed Driscoll; Mary 
and Ed Hurley; Mildred and James 
Donovan; Walter Drohan; Gerry 
Kelley; Mary and Dan Larkin; 
Louise and Fred Meier; Fran 
Moynihan; Catherine and Jack 
Patten; Stella Ricci and five guests; 
and Lillian and Emil Romanowski. 
• Recently I heard from Frank 
O'Brien, formerly from Cambridge. 
After graduation he attended MIT, 
Suffolk Law, Worcester Polytech 
and Holy Cross. He is retired now 
and lives in Hudson, FL. Frank was 
connected with Goodrich Rubber 
Company, US Steel, MacDonald 
Bros, of NYC, Kaiser-Fraiser of 
Detroit and many other corpora- 
tions. He has one son, Frank, Jr., 
Notre Dame '60. 



4 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



"Oh, he's been like this ever 
since he got his first annuity 
check from Boston College." 



"What's up with Ed 
these days?" 




&#> 



Invest in Boston College and receive 
your first check on December 3 1 



When Ed's CDs were rolling over on Octo- 
ber 1 , he doubled his income by establishing 
a Boston College Gift Annuity. At his age, 
72, he receives 7.2 percent for the rest of his 
life. Plus, he will receive a substantial in- 
come tax deduction on his 1994 tax return. 
And, for the duration of his life expectancy, 
about half of the annuity payment will be 
tax-free (federal and state). 



If you are age 60 or older and have cash or 
securities that just aren'tyieldingwhatyou'd 
hoped they would, return the form below 
and see what BC can do for you before year- 
end. The rates increase from 6. 1 percent for 
age 60 to 11 percent for age 90 and older. 
The minimum gift is $5,000. 



Yes, please tell me how I can make a year-end gift to Boston College 
and receive an annuity for life. 

I have included Boston College in my will. 



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Please include an example with my spouse as second beneficiary 
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Mail to: 

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Telephone: (617) 552-3409 
Fax: (617) 552-2894 

11/94 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 5 



CLASSES 



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John F. Desmond 
780 S. Main St. 
Centerville, MA 02 1 35 
(508) 775-5492 

A note from Bill Hogan: As many of 
you know, Ray Callen passed away 
on July 21. He had been the custo- 
dian of the class' wealth. Fr. Charlie 
Donovan, Tom Jones and I repre- 
sented the class at the funeral. Ray's 
son has asked me to transfer the class 
funds to someone else. • Also re- 
cently, Dick McGivern, our corre- 
spondent, has asked to be relieved of 
his duties. I have talked with John 
Desmond, the Squire of Gape Cod, 
and he has graciously accepted both 
responsibilities. Consequently, 
please forward any further news to 
him at the above address. John re- 
ports that he and his wife Jean trav- 
eled, via Hawaii, to Tokyo to visit 
his son's family. While there, Jean, 
his son Ned and Ned's wife Joan 
took a side trip to Beijing, China for 
a few days while John took care of 
domestic matters in Tokyo. 



34 



Herbert A. Kenny 
804 Summer St. 
Manchester, MA 01 944 

John F.P. McCarthy, who held the 
class together for all meetings and 
events since graduation, died in Sept. 
after a long illness. The funeral was 
held on Mon., Sept. 26 at St. 
Theresa's in West Roxbury. Besides 
activities on behalf of the class, he 
was a member of St. Theresa's Holy 
Name Society; a member of the 
Catholic Alumni Sodality; a past 
faithful navigator of the Bishop 
Cheverus General Assembly, 4th 
Degree K of C; and a past faithful 
comptroller of the same group for 
2 5 years. He was also a past VP of the 
MBTA Pensioners' Club. He leaves 
his daughter, Barbara C. Higgins of 
Hooksett, NH and four grandchil- 
dren. He was the stepfather of Susan 
MacMillan of Weymouth. • Fr. Jack 
Saunders said the funeral Mass for 
Marie McCarthy, wife of John 
McCarthy, our tireless class secre- 
tary for so many years. John, con- 
fined to a nursing home, was unable 
to attend. • Jack looked in vain for 
classmates at the Michigan game. If 
my spies are correct, however, Fr. 
John Dillon Day was there. • Bill 
Carr, former member of the Boston 
school committee, has suffered a 



stroke and is house-bound at 390 
"K" St., S. Boston. • J.T. Lenahan 
O'Connell has collaborated on a 
history of his family, seven genera- 
tions of a distinguished Irish-Ameri- 
can clan, whose members have served 
with distinction in the armed ser- 
vices of the United States and in the 
law courts from the Civil War on. 
The book also includes the Lenahan 
family, progenitors on his mother's 
side. The book can be purchased 
from Elizabeth-James Press, 3 1 Milk 
St., Boston, MA, 02109 for $35. 



P. Lojko, Jr. of Mansfield and Dr. 
Albert J. Lojko of Atlanta, GA; a 
brother, Stanley, of Salem; and three 
sisters, Helen of Salem, Anna 
McPherson of Salem and Sophie 
Surman of Peabody. He also leaves 
six grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. • John T. 
Broderick, another classmate who 
devoted his life to education, died 
during the year. His career included 
teaching stints at Plym'pton, Walpole 
and Wakefield. After his retirement 
he made his home in S. Harwich. He 



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Daniel G. Holland, Esq. 

164 Elgin St. 

Newton Centre, MA 02 1 59 

The class is pleased to note that Dr. 
Jim McDonough was presented 
with the 1994 Wyeth-Ayerst Physi- 
cian Community Service Award at 
the Mass. Medical Society's annual 
meeting. Jim — who prizes the hon- 
orary degree conferred upon him by 




Ten distinguished alumni were honored with Alumni Association 1 994 Awards of Excellence. Pictured at the 
May 6 ceremony {from top rov/, I to r)were: Alumni Association Past President Richard W. Renehan, Esq. ; John 
A. McNeice, Jr. '54, The William V. McKenney Award; University President J. Donald Monan, S J.; Msgr. William 
A. Granville '40, Religion; Joseph M. Moran, PhD, '65, ga&s '67, Science; James P. MacGillivray '87, Young 
Alumni Achievement Award; John J. Burns, Jr. '53, Commerce; Alumni Association President John H. 
MacKinnon '62; Margaret Shandor Miles, PhD, '65, ga&s '67, Education; John E. Joyce '61 , cgsom '70, Arts and 
Humanities; Kathleen Norris '78, Education; Nancy M. Joyce, Arts and Humanities; John C. Duffy, MD '56, 
Medicine; and Brianne F. Fitzgerald '71, Public Service. 



Classmates will find their libraries 
ready to receive such a volume, filled 
as it is with American history. A 
major figure in the history of the 
family was the late Joseph F. 
O'Connell, a graduate of Boston 
College, a former congressman and 
Lenahan's father. An uncle was a 
judge at the Nuremberg trials. • 
Joseph P. Lojko of Stone Moun- 
tains, GA died earlier this year, hav- 
ing retired in 1974 after a 
distinguished teaching career which 
included years in classrooms at Sa- 
lem (where he made his home while 
at BC), Univ. of Connecticut and 
Griswold, GA where he served as 
superintendent of schools. He leaves 
his wife Henrietta; two sons, Joseph 



leaves his wife, the former Catherine 
Collins; a son, John T. Broderickjr. 
of Manchester, NH; a daughter, Mrs. 
Mary Lou Hackett of Jamaica Plain; 
two sisters, Mrs. Molly Hart and 
Mrs. Kathryn Naughton, both of E. 
Walpole; and five grandchildren. • 
Members of the class who are inter- 
ested in one or more class luncheons 
to be held in Boston, beginning in 
October, are urged to telephone Neil 
Holland at 508-362-1668 at his 
home in Yarmouthport. 



alma mater — has been an outstand- 
ing and generous benefactor of BC. 
He and his late wife Marie were 
unfailingly present at and support- 
ive of all class functions. Jim's ser- 
vice to his profession was recognized 
when he was elected president of the 
Mass. Medical Society. Because of 
his interest in and dedication to the 
advance of medicine, Jim took an 
active interest in the Neiv England 
Journal of Medicine, of which he is 
former chairman. Though retired 
from active practice, he contributes 
"Today's Medicine," a weekly col- 
umn for the Woburn Advocate and 
the Winchester Town Crier. Winches- 
ter Hospital's "James F. 
McDonough, MD Obstetrical Suite" 
offers testimony to Jim's commu- 



6 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



nity service. • Congratulations to 
Edward J. O'Brien, Jr., MD on his 
election to the board of directors of 
the Alumni Association. This son of 
our popular classmate is a resident of 
St. Louis, MO and is a physician 
specializing in radiology. His late 
dad's literary talents found expres- 
sion for a number of years as class 
correspondent. • Sympathy of the 
class is extended to the family of 
Catherine M. Peters, who died on 
August 15. Active as a long-time 
volunteer at the Museum of Fine 
Arts in Boston, Catherine was the 
widow of classmate Dr. Jim Peters. 
Surviving are three daughters, Anne 
C, Mary E. and Catherine Peters- 
Carle; and two sons, James M., Jr. 
and Christopher J. • Watch your 
mail for announcements of our 60th 
anniversary observance, the plans for 
which are being put together by the 
alumni office. • Send along your 
good news. 



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Joseph P. Keating 
24 High St. 
Natick, MA 01 760 
(508) 653-4902 

I have very little news this time, and 
what I do have is not good. • Sorry to 
have to report the death of Jim 
O'Hearn, who died in July. After a 
career with the FBI and CIA, Jim 
had retired and was living in Wash- 
ington, DC. You are asked to re- 
member Jim, his wife Isabelle and 
his family in your prayers. 



37 



Angelo A. DiMattia 
82 Perthshire Rd. 
Brighton, MA 02 135 
(617)782-3078 

Received a letter from John Keefe 
informing me that his brother and 
our classmate, Francis Keefe, passed 
away on May 2 8. They weren't twins, 
but attended BC at the same time in 
the same B.S. program. Frank is sur- 
vived by his wife Virginia; two sons, 
Frank, Jr. and David; and three 
daughters, Priscilla of Barnstable, 
Betsy White '69 of Florence and 
Virginia of Farmington, ME. Frank 
was a resident of Northampton and 
was a self-employed die-maker for 
20 years, retiring in 1988. We ex- 
tend to his widow and family our 
deepest sympathy. • Rita Ford has 
had her days of sorrow this year: her 



daughter Mary died in her sleep on 
Feb. 1 3 in the heart of the many 
snowstorms we had last winter; and 
her sister passed away on July 25. 
We extend to Rita our sincerest sym- 
pathy. • We are saddened to inform 
you that Gerry and Ted Glynn lost 
their son, Judge Teddy Glen, Jr. on 
Aug. 23 after a serious illness. Our 
class extends its deepest sympathy. • 
Lucille and Bill Doherty report that 
nine classmates and their wives at- 
tended our reunion at Falmouth this 
past June. Present were the 
Crimmings, McDermotts, thejames 
Dohertys, the Bill Dohertys, 
Bonners, Murrays and the Glynns. 
Also present were the following 
singles: Gene Cronin, Mary 
McGunnigle, Penny Sullivan, Ann 
Curtin, Rita Ford, Dr. Jack O'Hara 
and Dick Trum. They all had a good 
time! • The McCabes and the 
Crimmings are making plans for 
another reunion in Maine in late 
Oct. They've sent flyers to class- 
mates who have attended in the past. 
• In his letter, John Keefe informed 
me he is recuperating from an arte- 
rial transplant from his hip to the 
ankle of his right leg. He lives in 
Andover but spends his summers 
sailing from Rockport. He was hop- 
ing to get back to sailing before the 
end of the summer. Otherwise he is 
fine, and his wife Eileen is also in 
good health. • I'm sure the class 
appreciates the good effort shown 
by the widows to attend our reunions, 
namely Mary McGunnigle, Penney 
Sullivan, Rita Ford and Ann Curtin. 
We also congratulate Dr. Jack 
O'Hara and Dick Trum. • Let us 
remember our sick classmates in our 
prayers: Eric Stenholm, Msgr. John 
Kielty and Msgr. Bob Sennott. • 
Don't forget to send me any news of 
any of our classmates at the above 
address. • BCing you. I hope this 
winter will not be too severe. 



38 



Thomas F. True, Jr. 

37 Pomfret St. 

W. Roxbury, MA02132 

(617)327-7281 

While at the Cape this summer, Ruth 
and I dropped in to see Barbara and 
Frank Hunt at their summer home 
in Falmouth. Had a pleasant visit 
and look forward to seeing them at 
our next reunion. • Bill Finan is 
planning a class golf tournament in 
Oct. and a memorial Mass in Nov. • 
Judith Gattoni, daughter of James 
Lefty Cahill, is looking for a '38 Sub 
Turri. She'd like to give the year- 



book to Lefty for his 80th birthday 
to replace the one he lost in a fire. 
Perhaps a widow or family member 
who has a copy would be willing to 
donate it to make Lefty's birthday 
special. You can reach Judith at (6 1 7) 
340-9768; if you get her answering 
machine, please leave a message and 
she'll get back to you. • Col. Dick 
Gill died on March 23. He was a 
retired Air Force meteorologist and 
had lived in Colorado Springs, where 
he was the meteorologist for KRDO. 
Dick was married in 1 946 to Shirley 
Squier, who is deceased. He served 
in the Air Force from 1943-1973. 
He is survived by four daughters. • 
John F. Finnerty passed away on 
June 19. Born in Boston, he had 
lived in Weston for 29 years. While 
a student at BC Law, he enlisted in 
the Navy and was commissioned a 
lieutenant, junior grade. He served 
on a mine sweeper in the South Pa- 
cific and Hawaii. Following his dis- 
charge, John completed law school 
at BC, graduating in 1947. He spe- 
cialized in medical malpractice cases 
and in the defense of products in 
liability cases. He was a member of 
the American Bar Association and a 
number of other professional orga- 
nizations. He is survived by his wife 
Emilie, three sons, two daughters 
and two brothers. • Another class- 
mate, William Mclnerney, died on 
April 26 in Sarasota, FL. During 
World War II, he served as a major 
in the Army, fighting in three cam- 
paigns in Europe. While command- 
ing a company in the 4th Armored 
Division, he was awarded the Dis- 
tinguished Service Cross for extraor- 
dinary heroism. Prior to his 
retirement, Bill lived in Jackson 
Heights, NY and worked for Metro- 
politan Life Insurance Co., retiring 
as the director of marketing and con- 
sumer research. He was a member of 
the Legion of Valor and the 4th 
Armored Division Association. He 
leaves his wife, Kathryn Hayes 
Mclnerney; his sister, Helen Groark 
of Somerville; and two brothersjohn 
of Newton and Frank of Arlington. 
• Dr. Fred Landrigan also passed 
away recently. He was an eye sur- 
geon and had a practice in West 
Roxbury for many years. He leaves 
his wife Mary, one son and one 
daughter. • To the families of these 
classmates, we offer our sincere sym- 
pathy and prayerful remembrances. 



39 



William E. McCarthy 

39 Fairway Dr. 

W. Newton, MA 02 165 

(617)332-5196 

Talked to our president Paul A. 
Keane the other evening, and he 
was expecting to call a class commit- 
tee meeting in early Oct. • Many 
thanks to Paul Needham for all 
those great pictures he took at our 
55th reunion. • It's been a quiet 
summer, and although I have spo- 
ken to a few of our classmates, there 
is just no news. • At the time of this 
writing, class vice president Larry 
Fitzgerald was looking forward to a 
great football season. • Received a 
note from Paul Scanlon of 
Melbourne, FL — he's enjoying his 
retirement. • Sorry to report the 
passing of Richard P. Cummings, a 
retired salesman ofMilton. Dick was 
a captain in the Marine Corps dur- 
ing World War II, where he served 
in the Pacific theater. He is survived 
by his wife Alice, two daughters and 
four grandchildren. Treasurer Pete 
Kerr sent a spiritual bouquet. 



40 



Daniel J. Griffin 
170 Great Pond Rd. 
N. Andover, MA 01 845 

To mark the 50th anniversary of D- 
Day, Dr. Frederick W. Dow and 

his wife Patricia flew to Normandy 
and participated in the celebrations. 
Dr. Dow was the meteorologist for 
the 3 87th Bomb Group, a unit of the 
9th Air Force. He flew 17 combat 
missions during World War II, in- 
cluding one on D-Day. »Fr. Charles 
Sheehy celebrated the 50th anniver- 
sary of his ordination to the priest- 
hood on Aug. 14. Parishioners at St. 
Francis of Assisi parish in S. 
Braintree, where Fr.- Sheehy is se- 
nior priest-in-residence, held a Mass 
and reception for the occasion. • 
Dave Lucey will be inducted into 
the Saugus High School Football 
Hall of Fame at a banquet on Nov. 
26. Dave was football coach at Saugus 
High from 1943-'46 during the 
"golden years" of Saugus High foot- 
ball. • On Sept. 15, the wives and 
widows of our class held a luncheon 
social on the Wellesley College cam- 
pus. (Mrs. John) Barbara Goodman 
hosted the event. • The class Christ- 
mas social will again be held on Sun- 
day, Dec. 4. We will commence with 
Mass at 1 1 a.m. in the Chapel of the 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 7 



CLASSES 



Holy Trinity on the Newton Cam- 
pus; a luncheon in the nearby — and 
festively decorated — Alumni House 
will follow. Mary and Tom Duffy 
will host this event. • Sorry to report 
the death of Paul J. Brooks on Aug. 
7. Paul retired in '81 from 
BayBankwhere he was a VP. • Just 
learned of Sept. 3 death of Vito F. 
Ananis, a member of the BC Foot- 
ball Hall of Fame. • Your prayers are 
requested for these classmates. 



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Richard B. Daley 
160 Old Billerica Rd. 
Bedford, MA 01 730 
(617) 275-7651 

Please remember in your prayers 
the following: Grace McDermott, 
the wife of Leonard McDermott. • 
William Fouhy, who passed away 
on June 15. He lived in West 
Harwich; interment was in the Mass. 
National Cemetery in Bourne. • 
Raymond Flynn, who was a resi- 
dent of East Bridgewater. During 
World War II he was a major in the 
Marine Corps and served with the 
1st Marine Division through the 
entire Guadalcanal campaign. • The 
Blue Chips group held a barbecue 
prior to this year's football season. 
Classmates who enjoyed a fun 
evening were Nick Sottile, Fran 
Bellow, Bill Maguire, Lucian 
Magri, Frank Hegarty and Joe 
Zabilski. •John Bowes spent some 
time in Italy during the month of 
May. His son David had an art show 
in a gallery in Florence, and it was 
very successful. 



42 



Ernest J. Handy 
84 Walpole St. Unit 4-M 
Canton, MA 02021 
(617) 821-4576 

The June 7 Memorial Mass for de- 
ceased classmates was attended by 
30 plus classmates, twelve of whom 
were accompanied by their wives. 
The celebrant was Dan Barrett, 
concelebrants were Frank 
Nicholson, John Foley, SJ, Paul 
Maguire's son Thomas, and Joe 
Stanton's son, also Thomas. Frank 
D'Ambrosio served as deacon. The 
class widows were represented by 
Dorothea Cadigan, Lenora Cronin, 
Frances Curry, Marie Driscoll, Mar- 
garet Fitzpatrick, Eleanor Maguire, 
Mary Nash and Mary Reilly. The 



guided tour of the new BC Museum 
of Art, which followed the luncheon, 
was expertly conducted by Nancy 
Joyce. We are deeply indebted to 
her and hereby re-express our thanks. 
• I received a thank you note from 
Bob Attridge in which he says, "half 
of each day is spent looking for my 
glasses, car keys, wallet, etc." I sus- 
pect the other half is spent looking at 
Charlie Sullivan out drive him on 
the golf course. • Congratulations 
to Louis Kuc and his wife Margaret 
on the graduation of their son from 
college. • Congratulations also to 
Amby Claus and his wife Peggy on 
the graduation of granddaughter 
Kristin Keating from BC. • Jim 
Stanton and Ned Martin were 
among the sellout crowd at the BC- 
Miami football game. • Soon the 
hockey season will be in full swing, 
now under the very capable coach- 
ing of Jerry York. His return to the 
Heights, where he starred as a player, 
is most welcome. We wish him con- 
tinued success. • Those who regu- 
larly attended the BC hockey games 
from 1946 through 1990 will prob- 
ably remember Phil Gill and his 
derby. Phil recently retired the 
derby, which he titles "The Hat 
Trick Derby," by donating it to the 
BC Athletic Association in the hope 
it will serve as an inspiration for 
more BC hat tricks. The July 14 
edition of the Boston Herald reported 
that the famous derby will be silver 
plated and engraved with the names 
of players who score hat tricks. If 
you would like a copy of said article 
please let me know. • The June 7 
edition of the Boston Pilot contained 
a letter to the editors written by Joe 
Stanton. A copy will be furnished 
upon request. • My wife and I en- 
joyed several luncheon dates during 
the summer with various classmates 
and their wives, to include Jim and 
Joe Stanton.Jim Cahalane, Charlie 
Ahern, Ned Martin, and Ed 
McDonald — collectively as well as 
individually. • Sept. 23 marked the 
golden wedding anniversary of Marie 
and Frank Dever. They were hon- 
ored at a grand reception given by 
their children on Sept. 24 at the 
Common Market in Quincy. Marie 
was beautifully radiant, while Frank 
beamed with pride. • The wedding 
reception hosted by Louise and Jack 
Hart on Oct. 1 was truly magnifi- 
cent. Their daughter Bonnie made a 
beautiful bride. • My best wishes to 
all of you for a happy and blessed 
Christmas. You will be in my prayers 
at Christmas Mass. • Come on down 
to Naples, FL and help me recuper- 
ate after my recent surgery. 



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Thomas O'C. Murray 

14 Churchill Rd. 

W. Roxbury, MA02132 

(617)323-3737 

As we must often do, we begin our 
new column with condolences. • 
First, to Margaret Helen and the 
family of John O'Connor, who died 
in August. John was the captain of 
the track team, left school as a senior 
to answer a call to Naval aviation, 
became a Marine fighter pilot and 
was, for many years, a manager with 
NE Telephone. • Condolences also 
to the family of Virginia Hegarty, 
who died in July. Virginia was the 
widow of John H. Hegarty, late of 
West Roxbury. • Recent news from 
Tom Heath, OP, still stationed in 
Kenya. He's glad to receive copies of 
BC Magazine and would enjoy hear- 
ing from his classmates. • Bob But- 
ler reports he was sorry to miss our 
Class golf day in June due to Janet's 
sudden illness. Thankfully, after a 
hospital trip she's on the road to 
recovery. • In the same vein we had 
a quick note and cartoon from Tom 
Meehan, indicating that at "our" 
age, we all need repairs and new 
parts. He says all that "riotous" liv- 
ing at our 50th did him in, but after 
a trip to the hospital and a couple of 
operations, he's a new man. • Jim 
Dunn wants us to know he's still 
living in New Smyrna Beach, FL, 
but at a new address: 501 N. Cause- 
way #607. Question: Does he have 
room for some of those migrating 
snowbirds? ? • Had a chance for some 
golf with Bob Rehling at Otis Air 
Force Base this summer, while wives 
Betty and Marie did some shopping. 
• Also dropped in to see Barbara and 
Jim P. Connolly. After some treat- 
ment for hypertension, Jim looks as 
though he could still tee off through 
the trees with no problem. • It was 
good to hear recently that Jim 
Grimes is coming along well after 
his stroke a few months ago. At the 
time of this writing, Jim was looking 
forward to football games; Fr. Bill 
Commane, who saw Jim, says he 
looks great and will undoubtedly be 
in the stands. Jim would welcome 
cards from classmates; write to him 
at Wingate at Andover, 80 Andover 
St., Andover, MA01 810. 'Had news 
from Jim (J.) Connolly (Lorraine 
was golfing), who reports that 
Walter Cassell is under the weather, 
but perhaps the warm Florida air 
will fix things up for him. • Rumors 
around tell us that Dave Folan may 
soon join the retired lists. • Since 
this column will not be published 



until mid-Nov., we will report on 
the annual fall festival in the next 
issue. • Our class list indicates there 
are some still in arrears for '94 class 
dues; check it out!! • Finally, your 
classmate and correspondent re- 
minds all that he would welcome news 
from any classmate: news of his own, 
his family, comments and/or sug- 
gestions would be most welcome. 
Please keep in touch. 



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James F. McSorley, Jr. 
1 204 Washington St. 
N. Abington, MA 02351 
(617) 878-3008 

From the reports I'm getting, it's 
been difficult for many to get back to 
normal after enjoying our 50th re- 
union in May. • We had a note from 
Jim Dowd, thanking the class for 
his and Megs BC-sponsored Phan- 
tom of the Opera evening. Jim is still 
busy with his consulting business, 
specializing in securities litigation. • 
Ruth and Tom Patten, Claire and 
Ed Boyle and Kay and Roslindale's 
Bill McCarthy still keep in touch 
with each other. Tom recently had a 
cataract removed from his right eye, 
and Bill had both knees successfully 
replaced. Claire and Ed enjoy their 
summers at Hampton Beach and 
winters in Naples, FL. • Ted 
Bernhardt also had eye surgery dur- 
ing the summer to correct a 
"wrinkled" retina. Ted let us know 
that Bob Bernard had planned to 
make the reunion from Phoenix, AZ, 
but his wife Kay became ill. Bob and 
Ted have made plans to get together 
in Tampa during the winter. Bob's 
legal profession focused on the trans- 
portation field, and led the family to 
live in Washington, DC, Chicago 
and now Phoenix. He is currently 
chairman of a real estate and invest- 
ment company. • John Dullea had 
good reports after compledon of 
radiation treatment on his bladder 
in August. • Tim Geary's plans to 
attend our reunion were cut short 
when he was diagnosed as having 
cancer of the hamstring, necessitat- 
ing surgery on May 16. Tim was in 
the Marines in the Pacific in World 
War II, and also served in Korea 
from 1950-1952. He retired from 
National Gypsum Co. in Boston in 
1986 after 40 years in their sales 
dept. Tim then started his construc- 
tion consulting service, in which he 
is still active. His wife Kay died in 
1983. He then met and married his 
present wife Pat, who was a widow. 
They are enjoying their current sta- 



8 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



tus, especially tennis and golf, to 
which Tim was again looking for- 
ward. Tim has four children and 
eight grandchildren; Pat has three 
children and nine grandchildren. 
Tim was again planning to spend 
Jan. & Feb. in Naples. • Naples 
seems to attract a great number of 
our class for the winter. Offhand we 
know Ted Bernhardt, Ed Boyle, Bill 
Corkery, Dr. Dick Dart, Walter 
Fitzgerald, Tino Spatola and Dr. 
Ed Thomas all get to that area. 
Others with Florida addresses are 
Jim Cotter of Tampa; Al 
Dickensheid of Sarasota; Phil 
Keaney of Port St. Lucie; Steve 
Stavro of Boynton Beach; and Al 
Twomey of Cocoa Beach. Msgr. 
Joe Alves has been going to Pom- 
pano Beach. • In Sept., Joe Bane's 
wife Margaret was still making 
progress in her long recuperation. • 
Dr. Eugene Laforet is still active, 
though he's retired as a surgeon. I 
was reading the latest Lupus news- 
letter and found an article by Gene 
on "The Virtues and Utility of Indi- 
vidual Custody of Medical Informa- 
tion." Congratulations, Gene! »The 
sympathy of the class is extended to 
Ed Doherty, whose mother died on 
Aug. 29. She was in her 90s. 



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Reunion 



MAY 19-21 • I 995 



Louis V. Sorgi 
5 Augusta Rd. 
Milton, MA 02 186 
(617)698-0623 

So far, responses to our functions, 
surveys and sweaters have been very 
gratifying. As of 9/1, 68 classmates 
have ordered sweaters and 70 have 
returned the questionnaire for the 
class book. We also had about 30 for 
the BC-Temple game on Oct. 15. 
The Bermuda trip and the football 
event will be concluded by the time 
you read these notes in Nov., so I 
will report on both events in the 
winter issue. • If any of you missed 
ordering a sweater, you may still be 
able to obtain one by writing to me. 
This is also your last chance to send 
in your biography to John Hogan 
for the 50th anniversary yearbook. • 
As you know, all events for our 50th 
reunion at the Heights are gratis, 
except BC Night at the Pops. So, 
please mark your calendar and make 
plans to join us at the reunion! It will 
be an experience you'll never forget. 
• I am pleased to report that Fr. Pat 
Kelley recently had successful sur- 
gery and is recovering very nicely. 
Fr. Pat is pastor at St. Anne's church 
in Wayland and heads up our class 



clergy, which numbers around 19. 
The total number of priests in our 
class is 23; reverends Francis 
Duggan, Patrick Gilmore, George 
Murray and James Scally are de- 
ceased. • It is with a great deal of 
pleasure that we welcome back Fr. 
Monan as president of the Univer- 
sity. When I heard of his retirement, 
I was saddened that he wouldn't be 
at our 50th reunion. We now look 
forward to being with him for this 
celebration. • How many of you 
knew the answer to the trivia ques- 
tion in the last issue of our class 
notes? I'll never know, because I 
didn't hear from you, but the answer 
is Joe Figuerito, the official spotter 
for BC football games. • The "Leg- 
ends" continued their golf season 
with sessions at Vesper Country Club 
(hosted by John Hogan, a recent 
father of the bride, Maureen); 
Wollaston Golf Course (hosted by 
yours truly); and Manchester Coun- 
try Club (hosted by Bill Hamrock). 
Unfortunately, we were rained out 
at Cummaquid Golf Course. • I 
participated in a golf day with the 
BC Club of New Hampshire, headed 
up by Bill Hamrock. Bill does a great 
job with the club and should be 
complimented for its success. Chet 
Gladchuk was the featured speaker 
for the event. He was very informa- 
tive about the athletic dept., the new 
football and hockey coaches, and the 
Upcoming football year. • In this 
reunion year, my goal is to write 
about more classmates. In order to 
do this, I need to hear from you, so 
please send news to me at the above 
address. And don't forget to mail 
your information for the class book 
to John Hogan! I will use news from 
both sources in future columns. 



46 



Leo F. Roche, Esq. 
26 Sargent Rd. 
Winchester, MA 01 890 
(617)729-2340 



47 



Richard J. Fitzgerald 
P.O. Box 171 
Falmouth, MA 02556 
(508)563-6168 



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William P. Melville 

31 Rockledge Rd. 

Newton Highlands, MA 02161 

(617)244-2020 

We have lost one of our most illus- 
trious classmates — Jack O'Neill, 
who passed away a few short weeks 
after he rounded up his classmates to 
attend the Laetare Communion 
Breakfast. Those living some dis- 
tance from Boston who may not have 
had the opportunity to visit any of 
our class functions since graduation 
will remember Jack as the co-author 
of the "Tower to Town" column in 
The Heights. In our senior year Jack 
was co-editor of The Heights. Jack 
was always the one we called upon 
when we wanted to get a job done. 
Never do I remember him saying no 
to any one that asked him for help, 
and over the years there were many 
requests placed upon him. Jack was 
former chief secretary to Boston 
Mayor John F. Collins for seven 
years, and in 1967 was named traffic 
commissioner of the City of Boston . 
He also served as chief of business 
relocation for the Boston Redevel- 
opment Authority. Jack was also VP 
of Depositors Trust Co. of Lexing- 
ton. To his wife Joan; his daughters 
Shavaun and Megan; his sons John, 
Robert and Michael; we extend our 
deepest heartfelt sympathy. We re- 
ceived this prayer from Jack's family 
and would like to share it with all of 
our classmates who knew Jack so 
well: "To know him was to love him! 
John H. O'Neill, Jr. ended his suf- 
fering and earned his place with Him, 
June 17, 1994. Jack was a very special 
person; as a son, he was devoted; as 
a brother, he was loyal; as a husband 
he was loving and exceptional; as an 
uncle, he was always there; as a fa- 
ther he was dedicated; as a friend, he 
was sincere; as a grandfather, he was 
Jack; as a person, he was fantastic; 
Jack loved life and was not afraid to 
die. May his example strengthen you 
when you need it. This prayer is our 
way of saying thank you for your 
remembrance of him." As a class- 
mate, Jack was a loyal son of BC. 
May he rest in peace. 



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John T. Prince 

66 Donnybrook Rd. 

Brighton, MA 02 135 

The class committee has been orga- 
nizing events for the coming year. It 



will be a great help if you will send in 
your '94-'95 class dues, as we need 
this revenue for class mailings to 
keep you posted on events. • Our 
football season began with a tough 
loss to a very strong Michigan team. 
Among those present was Sahag 
Dakesian, current president of the 
Varsity Club. • The new football 
stadium is going to be great for 
watching games in future years. The 
campus is certainly beautiful and 
much more expansive. • We are sad- 
dened by the deaths of several class 
members: Jim Keefe, retired engi- 
neer from Winchester; Ed Grant of 
Pocasset, who had retired from the 
Boston school dept.; and John 
Conway of Salem. We extend our 
sympathy to the families of these 
fine men. • Bill Ring is retired from 
his work with the Air Force lab and 
is living on Cape Cod. • Hopefully, 
many of you will join the class at 
functions held during the year. 



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John A. Dewire 
15 Chester St., #31 
Cambridge, MA 02 140 
(617) 876-1461 

Bill Horrigan was given a nice gold 
watch by the Harry M. Stevens Co. 
in Fenway Park last fall to mark his 
50 years of employment. Bill is now 
in his 51st year with the company. 
He says, "My work at Harry M. 
Stevens has given me a great deal of 
highlights; I've worked with some 
wonderful people and the company 
is very much like a family." The 
thing that was most disappointing to 
him was that Mrs. Yawkey never saw 
the Red Sox win a World Series. 
"For so many years the Yawkeys 
provided the Red Sox with fantastic 
ownership. They were two of the 
finest people that you ever could 
have imagined. They did so much 
for the community, but they did it 
behind the scenes." Another mem- 
ber of the Red Sox family that befits 
high praise from Horrigan is Will- 
iams, the legendary slugger who hit 
521 home runs during his 20-plus 
years in Boston. "What you have to 
remember about Williams is that he 
lost five years of his prime due to 
military service," said Bill. "If you 
factor in the numbers he would have 
had during those years, it's pretty 
easy to say that he probably would 
have had the best statistics of any 
player who ever played the game." 
Like the Yawkeys, "Williams had a 
soft side," according to Bill. "He was 
not only a tremendous athlete, but 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 9 



CLASSES 



he was also a super person. The 
yardstick that I use with players to 
judge them is how they treat the 
little people around them. Williams 
did an awful lot for the little people, 
like going to visit sick kids in hospi- 
tals. He intentionally avoided pub- 
licity, and he went to great extremes 
to protect his privacy. It was all done 
behind the scenes." • Richard J. 
Hosmer passed away on Jan. 27, 
1993 unexpectedly after a short ill- 
ness. He was transferred to Calif. 26 
years ago and had a 40-year career in 
sales, retiring in 1 992 . Richard served 
in the Marines 4th Division for three 
years in the South Pacific in World 
War II. He leaves his wife of 44 
years, Kathleen; two sons, Richard J. 
of Manhattan Beach, CA and Arthur 
Jay of Salt Lake City, UT; a daugh- 
ter, Norma Van Meeteren of Palm 
Springs, CA; and five grandchildren. 
• Eugene Ronayne died on Aug. 1 2 
at his home in Abington. He was a 
Navy veteran of World War II, serv- 
ing in the Pacific theater as a "sea 
bee." Gene received a master'.s de- 
gree in education from UMass-Bos- 
ton. He was a retired assistant 
principal of the Quincy public 
schools. He leaves his wife Gladys, 
two sons and three daughters. I at- 
tended Gene's funeral services at the 
Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne 
on Aug. 1 5. • I returned on Aug. 28 
from Paris as a guest of France at the 
50th anniversary of the Liberation 
of Paris. I attended the long, three- 
hour liberation Mass at Notre Dame 
Cathedral. There were hundreds of 
clergy from all over Europe in atten- 
dance. The French cardinal said that 
it was the greatest day the cathedral 
has seen since it was founded in 1143 
AD. When the French saw the US 
3 rd Army patch on my Mass. Ameri- 
can Legion cap and realized that I 
had been there in Gen. Patton's in- 
fantry, they said thank you. I found 
that sentiment throughout France • 
Editor's Note: In the Spring '94 issue 
ofBCM it was erroneously reported 
that Lawrence J. Delaney, MD 
was awarded the chair in bioethics at 
Harvard University. Dr. Delaney has 
no association with Harvard; we 
apologize for the mistake. 



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Mary McManus Frechette 
42 Brookdale Ave. 
Newtonville, MA 02 160 
(617)244-8764 



51 



Francis X. Quinn, Esq. 
1 205 Azalea Dr. 
Rockvitle, MD 20850 
(301)762-5049 



52 



Edward L. Englert, Jr., Esq. 
1 28 Colberg Ave. 
Roslindale, MA 02131 
(617)323-1500 

From all reports, the trip to New- 
port was a huge success, thanks to 
the efforts of the class officers: Roger 
Connor, Bob Allen, Al Sexton and 
Frank McDermott. Many traveled 
from out-of-state, namely: Hugh 
Donaghue of South Bethany, DE; 
Joe Chisholm of Garden City, NY; 
Betty Cronin and Ruth McCarthy 
of Portsmouth, NH; Al Casassa of 
Rye Beach, NH; Tim O'Connell of 
Chagrin Falls, OH; Bob Shea of 
Severna Park, MD; Charlie 
O'Donnell of Cape Elizabeth, ME; 
and Dick Swartz journeyed all the 
way from San Jose, CA. Taking leave 
from Cape Cod were Jim 
Mulrooney, Lex Blood and Dick 
McLaughlin. Art Powell of Holden 
and Bill Gauthier of East 
Longmeadow made the trip from 
western Mass. and were joined by 
Steve Casey, Jim Doyle, Ed Gor- 
don, Jim Callahan, Tom Dolan, 
George Gallant, Jack Leary, Gerry 
Cleary, Tom Cullinane and Frank 
Dooley. Completing the group were 
Paul Stanton, Bill Heavey and Fr. 
Paul McCarrick. The food was great 
and the bus tour couldn't have been 
better. • Plans are in the making for 
next year's trip and suggestions are 
welcome. • The lucky winner of the 
Tower Building print was Paul 
Doucette of Lawrenceville, GA. • 
Crossed paths with Bob Quinn, Al 
Sexton and Frank McDermott on 
Cape Cod, all of whom looked well- 
rested. • We are sorry to report the 
deaths of two classmates, Jack 
Ricketts and Paul Hagarty. Jack 
lived in Weymouth; Fr. Peter 
Martocchio was a concelebrant at 
the funeral Mass. Paul lived in 
Vernon, CT. Please remember them 
in your prayers. • Alex Morgan is 
now living in Osterville and is thor- 
oughly enjoying the Cape. He met 
Al Sexton and Jim Mulrooney at 
the annual BC Club of Cape Cod 
dinner. • Bob Early of Framingham 
and Larry Durkee of Sharon send 
regards. • Gene Tinory has retired 
from the Westwood school system 



after 40 years in education. He will 
continue as secretary of the Norfolk 
County Teachers' Association and 
will have more time for keyboard 
and piano entertaining. • Frank 
Hennessey moved from Carlisle and 
is now enjoying the beauty and peace 
at Mt. Okemo in Ludlow, VT. • 
Received a nice note from Ed 
Gaudette, who reports that his son 
Edward, who attended BC, has en- 
tered Immaculate Conception Semi- 
nary as a candidate for the priesthood 
in the archdiocese of Newark. Ed's 
youngest daughter, Sarah, is a sopho- 
more at BC. • Bob Allen is anxiously 
waiting to hear from you regarding 
the winter reunion in Naples, FL in 
March. I'm awaiting news from you. 



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Robert W. Kelly 
98 Standish Rd. 
Watertown, MA 02 1 72 
(617)926-0121 

Wow! Another summer past, and 
another football season nearly com- 
pleted in the sensational new Alumni 
Stadium. BC has come a long way 
since the Class of '5 3 passed through 
the hallowed halls. • Understand 
Bob Sullivan has retired from IBM 
and lives at 109 Bayshore Rd, 
Nikomis, FL. • Paul O'Brien is also 
retired and lives in York Beach, ME. 
I still remember Paul playing the 
trumpet in the Screaming Eagle 
Band at the old Braves Field. Re- 
member?? • Don Tobin is still hang- 
ing in with some of us non-retirees; 
he's VP of Consultative Business 
Sales in Braintree and lives at 33 
Peregrine Rd. in Newton. • John 
Neenan, president, Wayland Engi- 
neering Sales in Natick, lives at 31 
Brook Rd., Sudbury. "John Cheney 
is "big boss" of Cheney Co., busi- 
ness consultants in Braintree. • 
George Traveis is retired at 1 360 S. 
Ocean Blvd. #2403 , Pompano Beach, 
FL. • William Zirkel is in real es- 
tate development in Palm Coast, FL. 
• Don Akikie, MD was profiled in 
the Rodman Record this spring. Don 
back in his younger days was the 
orthopedic doctor for the New En- 
gland Patriots; I understand he also 
did a little work on Bob Irons and his 
son Bob Jr. I wonder if Don gives 
family discounts? • Classmate John 
Burns won the Alumni Association's 
award of excellence in commerce in 
a ceremony this past May. John is 
president/COO of the Allegheny 
Corp. NY. His home is 448 West 
Road, New Canaan CT. John also 
summers at Chatham. • Things are 



quiet in the Kelly family, although 
my company, A&T Northeast Mov- 
ers/Allied Van Lines, had the plea- 
sure of moving our new hockey 
coach, Jerry York, from Bowling 
Green, OH to his new home in 
Watertown. Let's all get out and 
support his hockey program. I'm sure 
he will have a good one!! • Sadness is 
always difficult for me to write about, 
but it seems, as our class ages, we will 
have to understand that this is part 
of life with which we must cope. 
George Murphy of Dorchester 
passed away May 2. Our prayers of 
strength go to his wife, Kathleen, as 
well as his children and grandchil- 
dren • Don Putnam passed away on 
May 22. Don and I were pals in the 
days at the Heights — we sat next to 
each other in freshman accounting, 
and although our paths separated 
after graduation, whenever we met 
at reunions, it was as if we were still 
side by side. Barbara Putnam wrote 
me a lovely note about her "best 
friend Don." He was diagnosed with 
lung, prostate and bone cancer, and 
within three and a half months went 
to meet Jesus. Don was ordained a 
permanent deacon in 1983 and gave 
of himself to the many parishes he 
served on the South Shore. He leaves 
Barbara, eight children and 20 grand- 
children. • Our prayers will always 
be with our classmates whom I'm 
sure are now in God's hands. 

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Alice Higgins Slottery 
9 Cornell Rd. 
Framingham, MA 01 701 
(508) 877-4238 

Thanks to all who responded. I'll 
report in the order your news ar- 
rived. • Grace Conley Hiney and 
husband Jack visited Phil and 
Maureen Curry and Francie 
Ziminsky on a recent trip East. 
Grace still works at the Palisadian 
Post., running the advertising dept. 
and writing a weekly restaurant col- 
umn. Jack still works part-time for 
his company. Their daughter and 
son-in-law are both high-school 
math teachers. Their son Richard 
was married last New Year's Eve. • 
Ann White Buttrick and her hus- 
band visited with Grace and Jack; 
she also often sees Tappy Welling 
Broderick. The Buttricks remain 
very much involved in their archi- 
tecture business, and two of their 
children are even pursuing careers 
in the field. Another is a fledging 
interior designer, and their eldest 
son is a lawyer in NYC. The 



10 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



Buttricks' two grandchildren fre- 
quently visit them on weekends at 
their new home in Lyme, CT. • 
Francie Mannix Ziminsky and hus- 
band Victor have 1 1 children — and 
they recently welcomed their 15th 
grandchild! I asked Francie to talk of 
her pro-life work, so she sent along 
the citation she received with the 
Rosalie Hall-Rose Award. She was 
honored for "her commitment to 
the pro-life movement, to women in 
crisis pregnancies, and the educa- 
tion of teenagers on the value of 
sexual abstinence." A Dame of Malta, 
Francie taught CCD, served on the 
parish council of St. Francis Assisi 
Church in Mt. Kisco, NY, was a 
human life coordinator and, for the 
last 6 years, has been director of the 
Birthright office in Mt. Kisco. She is 
also providing a Birthright Shelter 
Home for two young women. She 
serves on the board of the Catholic 
Home Bureau and the Center for 
Life at St. Agnes Hospital in White 
Plains. Francie is a great inspiration 
to us. • Alice Mousie O'Brien 
Clifton and her husband Peter still 
run Clifton Associates, a teacher 
placement agency. Their oldest 
daughter directs a wonderful pro- 
gram at Sacred Heart on 91st St. in 
NYC called Creative Arts. Their 
daughter Alicia was married last fall. 
Mousie met with many other Sacred 
Heart alumnae at a day of recollec- 
tion at Sag Harbor, Long Island. • 
Barbara Powell Good writes that 
she and her husband Fred hope to 
get away a few weekends. Fred works 
for State Street Bank. Their daugh- 
ter Barbara has graduated from Trin- 
ity College and teaches 
learning-disabled children in Wash- 
ington, DC. Daughter Lillian is a 
senior at Cornell; son Freddie is a 
sophomore at BC. They look for- 
ward to the BC football games. • 
Gerry Fisher DiChristina and her 
husband Vic's daughter was mar- 
ried this summer. The bride and 
groom will live in Vancouver, Brit- 
ish Columbia . Vic is presently work- 
ing, but the couple someday hopes 
to retire to the Cape, joining the 
Conlons in Chatham. Gerry and Vic 
have seven grandsons and two grand- 
daughters. • Peggy Mclntyre 
Weinstock sent some of her pub- 
lished poems. She has six children 
and five grandchildren. She will be 
teaching at Madison Park High 
School this year — a very challeng- 
ing assignment! "Those who haven't 
responded yet, please send news 
about yourself and your life so we 
can share and care! 



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Francis X. Flannery 
72 Sunset Hill Rd. 
W. Roxbury, MA02132 
(617)323-1592 

I hope you all had a relaxing sum- 
mer. I'm sure, now that everyone's 
back on a regular schedule, that I'll 
be receiving more notes. They have 
been pretty scant lately, and without 
your help, this column is not pos- 
sible. Please write, even if just to say 
'hello.' • Of the few notes I did 
receive over the summer, Bill 
Beaton wrote to say that, although 
he wasn't able to attend the reunion, 
he did think about everyone. He and 
his wife Kathleen '62N, after seeing 
his oldest daughter married and his 
three younger ones ensconced in 
college, moved to New Mexico. Bill 
has recently been accepted into a 
deaconate program there. He would 
love to hear from classmates, so 
please drop him a note at P.O. Box 
931, Crownpoint, NM 87313. • I 
also heard from Frank O'Keefe, 
who lives in Michigan. Although it's 
too late this year, Frank invites class- 
mates who make a trip to see future 
BC vs. Michigan games to visit with 
him. He can be reached at 660 
Springbrook Ct., Saline, MI 48176. 
• I remind you once again to please 
send in your notes. 




Marie J. Kelleher 
1 2 Tappan St. 
Melrose, MA 02 1 76 
(617) 665-2669 

Ireland seemed to be a favorite des- 
tination this summer. At least five of 
you journeyed across the big pond: 
Gail McGuire, Pat Lavoie 
Grugnale and Mary Rose 
McCarthy Griffin all travelled to- 
gether; and Jean O'Neil and Sally 
Walsh Logan also vistited the Em- 
erald Isle. Sally also reports daugh- 
ter Ann is expecting twins. 
Godmother Louise McDevitt 
Wallent eagerly awaits their arrival. 
• Walt Bankowski retired as com- 
mander from the Navy. Walter and 
his wife Janet are parents of seven 
and very proud grandparents of 
Marina. They recently vacationed 
in Germany. • Donald Boland is 
still practicing law on Long Island. 
Don reports he is the father of six 
and proud grandfather of eight. His 
son John '83 has joined him in his 
law firm. • The reunion won't seem 



the same without them, but Jane and 
John Boland won't be joining us in 
May. They will be touring Holland 
and Germany with the Granite 
Statesmen Chorus. This 54-man 
barbershop group is well known in 
New England. John sings lead and 
reports his group finished 20th out 
of over 1,000 other choruses in a 
recent international competition in 
Pittsburgh. John and Jane recently 
visited Lockerbie, Scotland to see 
the place of remembrance created in 
memory of his son and the other 
victims of Flight 109. Their daugh- 
ter Kelly was married in August. • 
Frank Callahan retired after 34 
years in the Billerica School Dept. 
where he served as an elementary 
school principal for 29 years. •Jerry 
Donahoe retired after many years 
in the Somerville school system. • 
Several nursing school classmates 
have relocated. Joan Sexton 
Callahan has moved to Boston, Bar- 
bara Dennis Lund is in Pocasset 
and Lee Mucciarone Donahue has 
gone to Florida. • Jim Cronin's 
dues card arrived with much news 
about him, his eight children and 
three grandchildren. • Also report- 
ing grandchildren are Marguerite 
Blais Dannemiller with seven, and 
Maryjane Kelly Dempsey just had 
#4 — a first grandson. • Joe 
Donahue works as a consultant for 
Murphy Ins. Co. in Hudson after 
taking early retirement from 
Traveler's. • Another Navy retiree 
is Dick Dunleavy. He is trying a 
second career as a consultant with 
his own company. • Maurice 
Herbert and his wife Georgi have 
welcomed their 8th grandchild. • 
John Higgins is an attorney in 
Waltham. • Gabrielle Mattel is a 
woman after my own heart. She 
wants to encourage all SON grads to 
contribute to BC. Gabrielle is now 
retired and living in Calif. • Hugh 
Mayo plans on relocating from Ar- 
lington, VA to Palm Coast, FL in 
'95. He is currently division man- 
ager of Palm Coast, described in the 
brochure as "one of Florida's finest 
resorts and residential areas." Hugh 
reports that Tom Shack is in pub- 
lishing in Alexandria, VA and Frank 
Flood has beaten Hugh to retire- 
ment in Vienna, VA. • John 
McCormack sent a big "hi" to ev- 
eryone. • I'm going to send early 
birthday greetings to Catherine 
McDonough in Lynn. Catherine 
will be 80 in '95 ! • While celebrating 
our 40th, Marie and Owen Meegan 
will watch son Donald receive his 
B.S. in biology. • Al Murphy, re- 
tired, enjoys summers in 
Popponesset. • Paul Murray, re- 
tired as a captain from the USN, 



sends word that his daughter Sarah 
graduated from Marymount Univ. 
last May, and his daughter Laura 
graduated from George Mason Univ. 
in '90. • Conway Phillips would 
like a '55 Sub Turri. If anyone has a 
copy, please contact me for his ad- 
dress. • Dave Sheehan is a retired 
Marine Corps. Colonel and scien- 
tist. He retired after 35 years from 
the Rocketdyne Div. of Rockwell 
Internat'l. • Coleman Nee sent a 
note from the US Embassy in Paris. 
He has been in diplomatic service 
for 30 years. • George Snyder re- 
tired from McGill Univ. after over 
3 years and is now on the staff of the 
Potomac School in McLean, VA. 
The youngest of his three children 
graduated from UVA in May. • Paul 
Spinale's daughter Margo is Class 
of '96; Paul is a dentist in 
Framingham. • Frank Tannian 
spoke at an infrastructuring confer- 
ence sponsored by the Org. of 
America States in Buenos Aires. 
Frank teaches urban economics at 
the Univ. of Delaware. • Maryjane 
and Dick Troy are proud parents of 
four and grandparents of four. Dick 
commutes from E. Orleans to an 
apartment in Boston to work in a 
family investment banking business. 
Dick began this after retiring from 
John Hancock. • Rosemary and John 
Vozella's son-in-law Dr. Scott 
Parazynski accompanied the Oct. 2 7 
Atlantis space flight. He is married 
to their daughter Gail '85 and is a 
mission specialist with expertise in 
human adaptation to stressful envi- 
ronments. Anita and Charlie 
Murphy joined John and Rosemary 
for the liftoff. • Barbara 
Winklehoffer Wright spoke at the 
Sixth National AJN Conference on 
medical-surgical and geriatric nurs- 
ing in Chicago. Barbara, a nurse and 
health care consultant, is the assis- 
tant majority whip for the '94-'95 
Newjersey State Legislature. • Re- 
union update: those of you who are 
local, watch the mail for your regis- 
tration forms for the Christmas Cho- 
rale Concert and the BC/BU hockey 
game scheduled for January in Conte 
Forum. • Many thanks to all who 
have sent dues and news. • Remem- 
ber in a special way, Eugene F. 
Allen who died in January. We wish 
to offer his wife Anne and his family 
our deepest sympathy. 



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M A Y 19 - 21 • 1 995 



Jane Quigley Hone 
425 Nassau Ave. 
Manhasset, NY 11030 
(516)627-0973 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 1 1 



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Steve Barry 

1 1 Albamont 

Rd. Winchester, 

MA 01890(617) 729-6 

89 

John Moore has added the Alumni 
Teaching Fellow Award from Penn 
State Univ. to his record, which in- 
cludes the English Graduate 
Organization's Teacher of the Year 
Award (six times!), Undergraduate 
Student Government's Certificate 
of Achievement for Superior Teach- 
ing, Lindback Award for Distin- 
guished Teaching and Liberal Arts 
Alumni Award for Distinguished 
Teaching. The University Scholars 
Program named him an excellent 
honors instructor twice, and he has 
been honored for excellence in ad- 
vising students. John and his wife 
Betty live in State College, PA. • 
Lou Xifaras was honored by St. 
George Greek Orthodox Church in 
Marion where he lives with his wife 
Carolyn. He is a parish council mem- 
ber and three-time president, pro- 
gram book chairman for the parish's 
50th anniversary, chairman of the 
75th anniversary committee, and is 
treasurer of the X and K Insurance 
Agency in New Bedford. • John 
Duffy, MD resigned as director of 
the C. Everett Koop Institute, citing 
lack of direction on the institute's 
goals. • Mary Fraser-Pizzelli ran 
for the Hingham Board of Health 
and the Housing Authority. Mary 
taught in Quincy and Cohasset and 
has been a nursery school teacher/ 
director in Hingham. • Jim 
Brosnahan's name appeared in a 
Boston Globe article about the Iran- 
Contra special prosecutor's office. 
Jim, of Berkeley, CA, filed an indict- 
ment against Caspar Weinberger 
shortly before the 1992 election. 
Republicans complain that it may 
have affected the election results. • 
Was that our Jim Doyle appearing 
in a recent BBC documentary on 
Watergate as press spokesman for 
the special prosecutor's office at the 
time of the infamous Saturday Night 
Massacre? • The Class Committee 
sent cards to Bob Howatt in 
Hamilton and Henry Quarles in 
Dedham. If you call or write to me 
about someone who is ill, I'll pass 
the news along. • Joe Hynes from 
Cape Cod stayed in a new dorm for 
Commencement Weekend and re- 
ports that it and the food were won- 
derful. Joe's daughter and Joyce and 
Dan McDevitt treated firm to a 
birthday lunch at Jimmy's 
Harborside. A new graduate gave 



him a campus tour, and he also was 
treated to breakfast by a student. He 
met Chet Gladchuk, who explained 
the plans for the stadium addition 
and gave him a Carquest Bowl 
sweater. • Somerville's Peter 
Colleary's daughter is a double ma- 
jor in English and theology at 
Georgetown. She's planning to do 
mission work with the Jesuit Volun- 
teers. (Peter hopes she'll find some- 
place in the States.) • Claire 
Bousquet reports that she's lost her 
class ring somewhere in Boston. It's 
an SON ring with a ruby stone, size 
8(?), possibly with the initials CB 
engraved inside. If you've found it, 
please contact the Alumni Associa- 
tion. • Carolyn Kenney Foley at- 
tended a surprise party for Mary 
Kelley L'Heureux's 60th birthday. 
Carolyn hadn't seen Mary for 30 
years. She saw Rev. Wilfred Harvey, 
who left the class to go to the semi- 
nary, and Nancy Nangle Dunn with 
her fiance. • You probably have re- 
ceived the survey letter seeking ideas 
for events during this pre-reunion 
year. We're calling next year the 
"20th anniversary of our 20th anni- 
versary" for people who don't like 
large numbers. This year's events 
include the Laetare Sunday Com- 
munion Breakfast and BC Pops. • 
Ed Lynch of Somerville reports that 
his mother, Mrs. Florence Lynch, 
has passed away and that John J. 
Doherty of Norwood, his cousin, 
also lost his mother, Mrs. Winifred 
Doherty. Ed writes that he, John, 
another cousin, Eleanor Lynch 
Terra, RN, of Peabody, and James 
McDaid of Webster, NY, are all 
first-generation Americans with one 
parent from the town of Buncrana, 
County Donegal, Ireland. Ed has 
four cousins in other classes with the 
same claim to fame. • We also heard 
that Nellie Wemett has passed on 
in Butler, PA. A Navy veteran and a 
nurse with the Penn. Dept. of Public 
Health, she also served as a camp 
nurse for the Boy Scouts of America 
and an American Red Cross volun- 
teer. • Our condolences to Ed and 
John, their families, and the family 
of Nellie. • Thanks to those who 
wrote; I couldn't fit it all in. 



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Patricia Leary Dowling 
39 Woodside Dr. 
Milton, MA 02 186 



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Francis E. Lynch 
27 Arbutus In., P.O. Box 1287 
W. Dennis, MA 02670 
(508) 398-5368 

Summer has flown by, but fall her- 
alds a great time of outdoor foliage 
and the entry of another football 
season. The class ran a fall event 
after the Notre Dame football game 
on Oct. 8 — all who attended had a 
great time. • I received a note from 
Charles L. Buckley. Charlie re- 
ports all is well; his youngest, Chris- 
topher, is now 14. He also passed on 
a few proposals the class should con- 
sider in the near future. I will discuss 
these items with our class board of 
directors. • As this issue goes to 
press, John L. Harrington, presi- 
dent and CEO of the Boston Red 
Sox, has been deeply involved in the 
baseball strike negotiations. Hope 
all goes well, John, in the interest of 
our national pastime. • John F.Joyce 
of Milton recently retired from 
NYNEX after 37 years of service. 
John's 'retirement' was short-lived, 
however; he is now affiliated with 
Homesco, Inc. of Melrose as its di- 
rector, consultant & liaison officer. 
He relates that the company is inter- 
national in scope; it's on the leading 
edge of custom software and inte- 
grated systems for the telecommu- 
nications industry. • Pat and Paul 
McNulty wrote with lots of good 
news. First, their daughter Laura 
was married in Centerville in June. 
Second, they have become grand- 
parents for the fourth time! Their 
son Kevin and his wife Debbie (John 
Harrington's daughter) have had 
their second child, Ryan John 
McNulty. Their daughter Lisa gave 
birth to Sean Robbins last Decem- 
ber. Congratulations to both the 
McNulty and Harrington families! 
• Leo A. Powers is employed with 
Weyerhaeuser Co. in Federal Way, 
WA; he is also an active member of 
the BC Club of Seattle. • The class 
extends its sincere sympathy to the 
families of Raymond V. LaFond, 
who passed away in late March; Jo- 
seph F. Connolly, who died last 
Oct.; and Paula A. Hibbett, who 
also passed away last Oct. Condo- 
lences of the class are also extended 
to Thomas E. Finnerty on the re- 
cent passing of his mother; and to 
Edward F. Murphy, Jr. on the death 
of his wife Kathryn after a long ill- 
ness. • Class dues for the '94-'95 
academic year are $25. Please remit 
to Bill Tobin, 181 Central Street, 
Holliston, MA 1 746. Our class will 
be 38 years out of the Heights next 



spring, not too far from our 40th 
anniversary year! Therefore, I en- 
courage each of you to contribute to 
our class treasury so we can cel- 
ebrate in grand style. • One last 
note: I need more news of every 
detail and description in order to 
make our column viable. Please take 
some time and get your notes off to 
me. Thanks! Have a great fall. 



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Marjorie L. McLaughlin 
139 Parker Rd. 
Needham, MA 02 194 
(617)444-7252 



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David A. Rafferty, Jr. 
33 Huntley Rd. 
Hingham, MA 02043 
(617)749-3590 

Francis W. Casey was named to the 
board of directors of Wellcare Man- 
agement Group, Inc. of Kingston, 
NY. Francis is VP/corporate syndi- 
cate of Moors & Cabot, Inc. in Bos- 
ton. • Paul J. Gerry, CPA is 
president of Mass. Society of Certi- 
fied Public Accountants. Paul has 
his own firm, Paul J. Gerry, CPA, 
PC in Boston. • Brad Smith is presi- 
dent of Patrons Museum & Educa- 
tional Center in Gloucester. The 
museum's purpose is to promote and 
encourage artists of all ages and edu- 
cate the public in art appreciation. • 
Dick Harrington, Sr. is business 
manager of textile coatings for Raffi 
& Swanson, Inc. of Wilmington. 
Dick has been with Raffi & Swanson, 
a producer of coatings and a manu- 
facturer of inks and adhesives, for 3 5 
years. • Barry Waters is now with 
Mclnery & Co. Realty in 
Wilbraham. Previously, Barry 
worked as a business management 
consultant servicing clients nation- 
ally and internationally. • Mike 
Daley is chairman, president, trea- 
surer & CEO of Lojack Corp. Lojack 
develops and markets Lojack, a pat- 
ented system designed to assist law 
enforcement personnel to track and 
recover stolen vehicles. The com- 
pany has international operations in 
the United Kingdom, Greece, the 
Slovaks and the Czech republics. • 
Sincerest condolences of the class 
go out to the families and friends of 
Rev. Ambrose J. Keefe, Philip J. 
Donoghue, Robert E. Noonan, 
Esq. and Fay Pinault Shook. May 
they rest in peace. • Dick Simons is 



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president of Northeast Properties, a 
real estate investment firm in Bos- 
ton. Dick is also on the board of 
trustees at Mass. Hospital School 
and vice chairman of the board of 
the greater Boston YMCA. Dick and 
Peg live in Canton. They are grand- 
parents to Matthew Richard Droney, 
born to daughterjulie who is a double 
Eagle. Dick and Peg's son Carl is a 
captain in the Marine Corps. • Nice 
to hear from John Flynn way out 
there in Salt Lake City. • Dick 
O'Brien lives in Springfield, VA. • 
Dan Clancy, living in Clifton Park, 
NY, is enjoying retirement after 25 
years with Chrysler. • Bob Johnson, 
living in Winchester, is still involved 
in institutional sales serving the pro- 
fessional money management indus- 
try as senior VP of Adams, Harkness 
& Hill. • Rita Nolan is professor of 
philosophy at the State Univ. of NY 
at Stony Brook and recently pub- 
lished a book, Cognitive Practices. • 
Clifford Joslin is living in Sparta, 
NJ and is working with BASF Corp. 

• Betty Di Milla, living in 
Framingham, is enjoying her life and 
travels now that she and her hus- 
band Vin have put their five children 
through college. • Tom Mahoney 
has his own PR and advertising busi- 
ness in Milton. • Jack Barry, living 
in Canton, is VP of Merrill Lynch 
and is active in fundraising for Bos- 
ton Latin. • Maria and Tom 
Meehan are living in Brunswick, 
ME. • Bill McLaughlin recently 
built a nursing home in Kingston, 
NY. • Sheldon Daly continues to 
be very active at BC as the founder of 
the Hall of Fame Club and treasurer 
of the Varsity Club. • Seen from the 
class at the Blue Chips barbecue prior 
to the start of the football season 
were Dick Simons, Sheldon Daly, 
Bill Ryan, Frank Day, Ed Gilmore, 
Bo Strom, Joe Gabis and yours truly. 

• Congratulations to Bo Strom who 
now has Medicare to supplement his 
company's medical insurance cover- 
age. • Bill Russell is a professor at 
Merrimack College in Andover. • 
Frank Scanlon is assistant VP of the 
Hartford Group. • Frank Schaefer 
is a group leader in research & de- 
velopment of Rohm & Haas Co. in 
Philadelphia. • Joe Hughes is a VP 
with Merill Lynch down on the Cape. 

• Donn Skipp, MD is a company 
physician at Gillette in Andover. • 
John Vancini is a psychologist in 
Robbinsdale, MN. • Walter 
Weldon is second VP and counsel at 
State Mutual Life Assurance. • Tom 
Powell is a professor in the school of 
social work at Univ. of Michigan. • 
Bob Curran is executive director 
for computer services at Tufts Univ. 

• Paul Doherty, living in Natick, is 



assistant controller for Nypro, Inc. • 
Congratulations to Don Agnetta, 
who recently "tied the knot." Don is 
a teacher in Boston. • Bill Quinn 
has retired from his 3 3 -year career 
in public secondary education and is 
now a real estate broker with 
Hunneman & Co. in Medfield. • A 
'58 committee meeting was held the 
end of Sept. to plan '94 and '95 class 
events. Please send your $25 class 
dues to Jack Mucca McDevitt, 28 
Cedar Rd., Medford 02155. • P.S. 
Dave Rafferty recently became a 
grandfather for the 4th time — four 
girls! The latest is Meaghan Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Julie & John Cur- 
tain of Duxbury. Meaghan and sister 
Lindsey Sarah are doing just fine! 

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Sheila Hurley Canty 
8 Sherbrooke Dr. 
Dover, MA 02030 

59 

Robert P. Latkany 
c/o NML, P.O. Box 4008 
Darien, CT 06820 
(203) 857-5738 

Carol and Peter Derba were the 
proud parents at daughter Lucia's 
marriage to attorney Mitch Krinsky 
on Sat. June 1 1 . After the ceremony, 
the reception was held at the Town 
Line Restaurant on Route 1 in 
Lynnfield, overlooking Suntaug 
Lake. It is owned by the brothers 
Derba, Pete and Bobby '61. Pete 
found the time to show me around 
this highly regarded restaurant with 
its many private rooms for parties 
from ten to 185. The public dining 
room was full. The pride of the es- 
tablishment is the Bermuda Pub 
where entrees for under $10 are 
served in a relaxed island atmosphere. 
The prices in the regular restaurant 
are mostly under $20. I highly rec- 
ommend this fine restaurant for a 
nifty dining out experience in the 
suburbs of Boston. In attendance at 
the wedding were Tina and Tom 
Beatty and also their two children: 
Christin, who graduated from 
Westfield State in 1987, and was 
married Oct. 29; and son Mark who 
is an '88 graduate of Lyndon State 
College and was with his fiancee, 
Wendy. Tom recently saw Tom 
Legere of Winchester. Son Tom, 
Jr. works with dad at Hyland Auto 
Parts and son Tim graduated Bentley 
where he was quarterback of the 



football team. Also enjoying the fes- 
tivities was Jim Tonra '60. Towards 
the end of the evening, a piano was 
rolled in and Peter and Carol enter- 
tained the crowd. Great perfor- 
mance, great time, great hosts. • 
Barbara and Gerry McElaney's son 
Keith is attending Southern Con- 
necticut on the GI Bill as a result of 
his serving in Desert Storm. • As 
promised, here's some facts about 
George Giersch, who was inducted 
into the BC Hall of Fame on Oct. 2 1 . 
George worked and played for the 
Tuck Tapers in the Industrial League 
after graduation. His teammates in- 
cluded some name players from 
around the country, such as Al Innis, 
Red Goldstein, Ray Lang and 
George Carter. After one year, he 
joined the military and retired as Lt. 
Commander after 2 1 years of ser- 
vice. Since 1981 he has been a naval 
science instructor in the NJROTC 
program at Lake Taylor H.S. in 
Norfolk, VA. He married Lucie 
(from Quebec) in 1965 and they have 
three children: Lucie, 29, Old Do- 
minion '87, now teaches at St. Pius 
Elementary School in Virginia 
Beach; Michael, who spent six years 
in the navy and is now with J.B. 
Hunt; and Chris, Penn State '94 
who has a degree in aerospace engi- 
neering. George was the first (and 
maybe only) BC athlete to have 
played in both the NCAA Tourna- 
ment in basketball and in the Col- 
lege World Series in baseball. 
Congratulations to George and his 
family on a long overdue honor from 
his teammates and the entire class. • 
Margaret Peg Barry of Worcester, 
coordinator of nursing program at 
Quinsigamond Community College, 
has been elected president of Mass. 
NursingAssociation.atwoyearterm. 
• We were shocked by the sudden 
death of James McCormack of 
Great Falls, VA on June 30. The 
Bridgeport native was an officer of 
our class throughout our four years 
at the Heights. He was very visible at 
BC, earning his master's in '64 and 
also a master's from MIT in '85 in 
real estate development. He was an 
internationally-known business ex- 
ecutive and highly respected for his 
creative talent. He leaves his wife 
Sandra and five children: Caitlin of 
Great Falls; Michael of Madrid; 
Katherine of Washington; Patrick 
of Winthrop; Johanna Zabierek of 
Woodacre, CA; and two grandchil- 
dren. He also leaves a brother, Den- 
nis of Wallingford, CT. Jim left IBM 
in 1969 to start his own company. 
He built this company, which pack- 
aged mainframe financial software 
systems. By the time he sold 
McCormack and Dodge in 1984, 



the company had over 1,200 em- 
ployees. Small world that it is — he 
sold the company to Dun and 
Bradstreet and his boss was my good 
friend and client, Dave Fehr. Jim 
and I mused about that when it hap- 
pened. This is a great loss to the 
family and to BC and in speaking for 
the class, we offer our prayers and 
condolences to the family. Mass of 
Christian Burial was celebrated at 
St. Ignatius Church; he is buried at 
Newton Cemetery. 



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Maryjane Mulvanity Casey 
28 Briarwood Dr. 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(508)823-1188 



60 



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MAY 19-21 •! 995 



Joseph R. Carty 
920 Main St. 
Norwell, MA 02061 

Condolences to the family of Jo- 
seph Tribble who died of apparent 
heart attack on June 11. • Condo- 
lences also to the family of David 
W. Rochon of Enfield, CT who 
passed away in early July, and to 
Mary C. Kay Quinn Maier on the 
loss of her husband Lee on May 7 
after a short illness. Kay is teaching 
at St. Agatha's school in Milton and 
has two sons who have graduated 
from college. Kay is the sister of Jim 
Quinn '58. • Bob and Missy 
Rudman, who live in Arlington, TX 
and have seasonal home on old Cape 
Cod, had a mini-reunion with Jim 
and Betty Browne, Charlie and 
Anna Tretter, Richie Stanton and 
Mike and Winnie Hawley. • Bob 
Winston, Bill Sullivan and Gerry 
Buckley are the coordinators for 
the Class Reunion Gift; indications 
are that the campaign is going very 
well. • Bob Winston is senior VP 
and sales manager for American 
Funds Distributors located in Los 
Angeles. • As you can see, this col- 
umn is skimpy — especially in our 
35th year. Drop a line to me and it 
will be in print within reason. You 
will be receiving information on our 
anniversary during the year. Keep 
your eyes posted and see you in 
Chestnut Hill May 19-21, 1995. 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 13 



CLASSES 



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[Reunion 



MAY 19-21 • 1 995 



Patricia McCarthy Dorsey 
53 Clarke Rd. 
Needham, MA02192 
(617)235-3752 

It's time to start planning for our 
35th Reunion on May 19-21, 1995! 
Marie McCabe Stebbins ( 1 2 Cres- 
cent Hill St., Springfield, MA01 105- 
1915, phone: 413/732-2552) and 
Carol Johnson Cardinal (124 
Westmoreland Ave., Longmeadow, 
MA 01106, phone: 413/567-3897) 
have agreed to co-chair the week- 
end. Please let them know ASAP 
what events you would enjoy. The 
reunion will be a great opportunity 
to see distant friends. We anticipate 
a large turnout! •. Marie McCabe 
Stebbins, Ferna Ronci Rourke and 
Sheila O'Connor Toal saw each 
other this summer since each one 
had a son who was married. Sheila is 
back in New York and is the owner 
of Sheila Toal Interiors on 1165 
Fifth Avenue, NYC. • Moira 
Donnelly Gault is working as a real 
estate broker for Coldwell Banker- 
Hunneman & Company Newton 
and enjoying her two grandsons who 
live nearby. • Bonnie Hatch 
McNally retired from teaching 5th 
grade and is volunteering at the 
Sherborn Public Library, raising 
miniature poodles and becoming 
computer literate. • Eleanor 
Coppola Brown is living in Troy, 
MI and working as a tax manager for 
Bucciero & Associates. • Nan 
Anderson Coughlin has moved to 
Washington, DC. We're hoping that 
she, Alexandra Armstrong and Pat 
Winkler Browne will get the alum- 
nae in the area to join them and 
come to Newton in May. Pat 
Winkler Browne wrote a newsy let- 
ter (I need more of these ) and is very 
involved in her volunteer work. She 
is secretary for the board of direc- 
tors of the Christ Child Society of 
Washington, DC and has managed 
the Layette Program for 10 years. 
The Layette Program provides baby 
clothing for new mothers and has 
increased its aid from 150 to 3,800 
layettes with the assistance from re- 
tirement and nursing home "Special 
Grandmothers." • Elaine Holland 
Early and husband Phil have just 
returned from two weeks in Ireland. 
They loved the beauty of the Irish 
countryside and people. They even 
managed to survive the drive through 
The Ring of Kerry! • Kathleen 
McDermott Kelsh's mother, 
Helen, died this past May and was 
buried in Needham where the fam- 
ily was raised. Kathy and John have 



a summer home in E. Hampton, 
Long Island, NY where I recently 
enjoyed a relaxing weekend with 
them. They are looking forward to 
their son John's wedding next June 
inEvanston,IL. • The exciting news 
in my family is the birth of the first 
grandchild, Kevin Charles Farley, 
on April 2 ( His father, Brian, is an 
'85 grad ). What they say about be- 
ing a grandparent is true; it's a joy! 
Let's hear from you! Put May 19-21, 
1995 on your calendar now so we 
can have the .best attendance at our 
35th Reunion. Wishing you all very 
happy hoidays. 



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John H. Rossetti 
9 Raleigh Rd. 
Dover, MA 02032 
(508) 785-2496 

James Murray, of the Sandusky, 
OH law firm Murray & Murray, has 
been chosen by Ohio's judges and 
attorneys as one of the state's best 
lawyers. The criteria on which he 
was judged included significant cases, 
consistent ability to win, and univer- 
sal respect from members of the bar. 
If you're ever in trouble in Sandusky 
. . . • Our condolences go to the 
family of Arthur Milano of 
Watertown, who died in June of 
smoke inhalation from a fire that 
destroyed his house. After serving in 
the Army, Arthur spent 25 years 
working for the Mass. Dept. of Per- 
sonnel Administration. He is sur- 
vived by his sister Marjory. • Opened 
a letter with an exotic Ethiopian re- 
turn address to read the following 
news from John Cummings. John 
has worked 13 years as a senior 
economist with the US Treasury 
Department's technical assistance 
group in the Saudi Ministry of Fi- 
nance. He, along with his wifejoanna 
and their two sons, transferred from 
Riyadh to the economically disad- 
vantaged but climatically correct city 
of Addis Ababa. John's commentary 
about a career spent almost entirely 
in the Middle East — he's been there 
since his days as a volunteer at Al- 
Hikma Univ. in Baghdad — rang a 
bell with me. My suspicions were 
confirmed when, upon digging out 
my own copy of an old Al-Hikma 
yearbook, I discovered thatjohn and 
I had once taught together on the 
banks of the Tigris! Memories of 
Sumerian tels, the ruins of Babylon 
and Ninevah, the Marsh Arabs of 
Basra and shops in the souk are still 
vivid to me today. • Also received a 
note from Dan Cohen, who wants 



to share news of his recent retire- 
ment from the US Government. Dan 
plans to substitute teach in the 
Dedham and Cambridge systems. A 
slower walk down that long road is 
beginning to look good, Dan! • 
Opened another letter full of good 
news from Tom Dahoney. Tom is 
enjoying life more than ever since he 
left Scituate in '91 — a move precipi- 
tated when PanAm, his employer for 
25 years, took a nose-dive into non- 
existence. Tom and his wife Dorene 
sold everything, moved to Arizona, 
and designed and built a new home. 
Tom has teamed up with Delta as a 
captain, flying domestic routes. The 
couple returned this summer to Cape 
Cod to visit their daughter Shan- 
non; while there, they enjoyed lunch 
with Paul Brennan and Bob 
Hannon. Next, they're off to Cali- 
fornia to visit Betty and John 
DiSalvo. John is said to have re- 
cently joined Anderson Associates 
as its regional VP. 



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Rosemary Hanley Cloran 

30 Ransom Rd. 

Newton Centre, MA 02 1 59 

(617)965-0636 



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Richard N. Hart, Jr. 
5 Amber Rd. 
Hingham, MA' 02043 
(617)749-3918 

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Mary Ann Brennan Dalton 
94 Abbott Rd. 
Wellesley, MA 02181 
(617)235-6226 

Months have passed and there has 
been very little news that has reached 
my desk from the Class of '62. It 
certainly is not that we're not all out 
there doing great things with our 
lives — it's just that you're not telling 
me about it — so write! • Grace Kane 
Kelly and her husband Richard '61 
have moved from Newjersey to Cape 
Cod where they have started a bagel 
company. The Bay Colony Bagel 
Company, located in Yarmouth, 
opened its doors on June 28 — and 
3 3 ,000 bagels a month later, the lines 
are still out the door. Stop by if 
you're ever on the Cape. The bagels 
are scrumptious! • Carol 
Dougherty Hollyday is a sales as- 



sociate with William Pitt Real Es- 
tate in New Canaan, CT. Prior to 
her ten years in real estate, Carol was 
a sales assistant at Merrill Lynch and 
assistant to the editor-in-chief of 
Glamour magazine. She is married 
to Ames Hollyday and has three chil- 
dren. • The only other news I have is 
happy news about me. In May of this 
year, I was married in my home town 
of Larchmont, NY to Mickey 
Dalton, whom I dated in high school 
and college. Our wedding was a 
wonderful celebration with lots of 
old mutual friends. He actually made 
our freshman yearbook in a picture 
with Betty Eigo Golden and Judy 
Mountain Morton, both of whom 
were with us for dinner last week. 
After all those years, everyone looks 
very well preserved. • Please send 
some news and entertain us with 
your latest adventures! 



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William P. Koughan 
173-10 EyckSt. 
Watertown, NY 13601 
(315)785-4132 

Wayne Budd joined Goodwin, 
Procter & Hoar as a senior partner 
in February 1993. He serves in both 
the litigation and corporate depart- 
ments of the firm. Prior to joining 
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, he was 
the Associate Attorney General of 
the United States, the third ranking 
position in the Department of Jus- 
tice. Among his many honors are the 
Attorney General's Distinguished 
Service Award for outstanding per- 
formance, Boston NAACP's Distin- 
guished Service Award, and the 
Martin Luther King Memorial 
Award. • Attorney William Doherty 
is a candidate for the selectmen in 
Harwich. • Sister Louise Gallahue, 
DC was recently named provincial 
superior of the Northeast Province 
of the Daughters of Charity of St. 
Vincent DePaul. Prior to assuming 
her position, Sister Louise served in 
various assignments in the Archdio- 
cese of Boston. She joined the 
Daughters of Charity in 1 966. • Ken 
Macek is VP of BMT Environmen- 
tal, Ltd., Prague, an environmental 
management and consulting com- 
pany. Ken is in partnership with two 
colleagues from the United States. 
Most of their work is in Central 
Europe for western multinational 
companies and international lend- 
ing institutions. He and his wife 
Belinda have been living in Prague 
for the last 15 months. • Paula Riv- 
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her master's in infant and toddler 
studies from Wheelock College. She 
teaches at the LEAP school in Lex- 
ington and lives with her husband 
Lorin, a Holy Cross graduate, in 
Woburn. • George McGunnigle 
has been elected a fellow of the 
American Bar Foundation, a Chi- 
cago-based nonprofit organization. 
The American Bar Foundation con- 
ducts national research on the op- 
eration of US law and legal 
institutions. Fellows are chosen 
based in large part on their commit- 
ment to the legal community, the 
public, and the objectives of the 
American Bar Association. George 
is also a shareholder with the Min- 
neapolis law firm Leonard, Street, 
and Deinard. 



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Marie Craigin Wilson 
1 03 19 Grant Ln. 
Overland Park, KS66212 
(913)492-5030 



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Ellen E. Kane 

15 Glen Rd. 

WellesleyHills / MA02181 

Hope everyone had a great summer! 
• Received a nice card from Fr. Jim 
Stillani, SJ. He will be teaching eco- 
nomics at BC beginning next fall. 
Presently he's teaching in Rome. 
Thanks, Jim, for the note! • Every- 
one, please send news so we'll have 
more to print next time! 

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Susan Roy Patten 
1 36 North Inverway 
Inverness, IL 60067 
(708) 358-8897 

Kay Raleigh's husband, Dr. Sal 
DiFrancesca, died suddenly in early 
August. They have three sons. Kay's 
address is 6118 La Jolla Blvd., La 
Jolla, CA 92037. • I wrote in the 
previous column that Ginny 
McBride had passed away, but I 
didn't mention that she died just a 
month before our reunion in May. 
Fran Moore Burke encouraged 
Ginny's husband to join our reunion 
brunch on Sunday, which he did. He 
met and spoke with several of Ginny's 
classmates and accepted their sym- 
pathies. • Kathy Davis Hedge won- 
ders if we can establish a system of 



informing us when a classmate dies, 
so we can respond more quickly. I'm 
looking into it. Kathy also said she 
was very sorry to miss the reunion 
fun. She wasn't able to attend due to 
her daughter's wedding that week- 
end. • Ann Marie DeNisco 
L'Abbate reports that she and Basil 
are still the bocce ball champs of 
Lake Tahoe, and that we're not to 
believe Pete and Judy Ernst 
Tortora's argument to the contrary. 
• Nancy Baby Kempf can frequently 
be seen driving around Chicago in a 
white Montero with a dog in each of 
the five — yes, five! — windows! The 
brood includes an eight-month-old, 
1 50 lb. St. Bernard puppy belonging 
to her son and daughter-in-law, and 
a considerably smaller Labrador re- 
triever puppy, a birthday gift from a 
recent Patten litter. Lucky dogs. • 
Please let me hear from you! 



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Patricia McNulty Harte 
6 Everett Ave. 
Winchester, MA 01 890 
(617)729-1187 

Congratulations to Tom Sullivan, 
who was recently elected chairper- 
son of the Coventry, RI town demo- 
cratic committee. Tom is 
coordinator of counseling for the 
Rhode Island Dept. of Correction. • 
Pat McCarthy Hammill writes of 
her involvement in the local hospice 
program. Husband Jim Hammill is 
partner in charge of McCarter & 
English's Cherry Hill, NJ office. Son 
Jim graduated from Allentown Col- 
lege; Michael attends Cornell; and 
Matt is at Dartmouth. Pat and Jim 
look forward to attending our May 
reunion. • Kathy Kopf works with 
adolescents in Glenwood Springs, 
CO as an addictions nurse. She en- 
joys living in the mountains with her 
teenagers, aged 19 and 13. • Re- 
ceived a note from Mike Joyce; he is 
a partner with Kelley, Branca, Powell 
& Joyce in Boston. • Shelley 
Marcou Brannan writes from 
Amherst, NH where she lives with 
her husband Jim. They have two 
grown sons living in Florida and a 
daughter in St. Martin. Shelley, who 
has her master's degree in counsel- 
ing and psychotherapy, is in private 
practice with Blakslee & Assoc, a 
child and family counseling group in 
Nashua. She would love to hear from 
her "old" friends at BC. • Jo-Ann 
Knight Adelsperger lives in 
Loveland, OH. Jo- Ann is director of 
the RN/MSN program at the Univ. 
of Cincinnati's College of Nursing, 



where she received the 1992 Special 
Services Award from her students. 
Her son Neil is in the GE Capital 
Management Program. • Jo-Ann, 
who plans to attend our reunion in 
May, also sent notes about Mary 
Ellen McCool Mills. Mary Ellen 
lives in West Roxbury with her hus- 
band Hank and four children; she 
works part-time in the home health 
field. • Geri Galvin Medieros and 
her husband Jim live in Barnstable 
Village. • Barbara Browne Elliot is 
enrolled in the MSN program at San 
Francisco State Univ.; she is also a 
maternity and pediatric clinical in- 
structor for the LVN program at 
San Francisco City College. Her 
daughter Beth Anne will have her 
master's in physical therapy from 
Emory Univ. '95, as well as the fe- 
male lead in Steven Spielberg's The 
Underneath, scheduled for release in 
Feb. '95. Daughter Janine is a 7th- 
grader, active in basketball, soccer 
and ceramics. • Tom Garvin is VP 
and manager of personal investment 
counseling for the Massachusetts Co. 
• John McCabe is VP of informa- 
tion systems for Teradyne. • Steve 
Bowers was recently transferred to 
St. Louis with IBM. He writes of a 
very active alumni club there! Steve 
ran into Doug LaBrecque, who was 
in St. Louis on a lecture trip. • John 
Frechette also dropped a line. His 
son Joshua graduated from Will- 
iams and now teaches and coaches in 
Los Angeles. Daughter Juli will be a 
senior at Providence. John lives in 
Toledo with his wife Pat, but looks 
forward to returning to the Cape. • 
Judy Thibeault Mitiguy lives in 
Marblehead and is a senior editor/ 
writer for Bay State Nurse News. • 
Joe Cutcliffe resides in Palos 
Verdes, CA, a peninsula overlook- 
ing the Pacific. He says all is well 
there! Joe and his wife spend August 
in Nantucket and look forward to 
our 30th reunion. • Gary Miller 
recently moved to Gainesville, FL 
with his actress wife, Donna Ross. 
Gary is director of engineering at 
Safine, Inc. • Bruce Ryan is senior 
VP and CFO of Amdahl Corp. in 
Sunnyvale, CA. • Jim Huse is assis- 
tant director of the US Secret Ser- 
vice. Jim, Jr. is a grad student in 
Michigan; another son, Tom, is tour- 
ing Ireland before attending grad 
school. Jim wishes to be remem- 
bered to all his old BC and Matignon 
friends and classmates. • I will end 
by thanking all classmates who have 
taken the time to drop me a line. If 
you're not included in the above 
notes, please look forward to the 
next edition. Space is limited and, 
for once, I might run out of it! See 
you in May! 



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Gretchen Monagan Sterling 
14 Morse Rd. 
Wayland, MA 01778 

Susan Wilson Wasilauskas, 
Priscilla Durkin and I have begun 
to plan for our 30th(!) reunion in 
May. The dates are May 19-21, so 
mark your calendars now for a week- 
end trip to Boston. We'll contact 
you as plans unfold. • Joan Wienk 
Gallagher visited her son and daugh- 
ter-in-law in Boise, ID this summer, 
and joined John and Lynne Doran 
Sterling for their 4th of July barbe- 
cue and fireworks-viewing. Lynne 
reports that Joan lives in Cleveland 
but travels the country selling fran- 
chises. • Patricia Noonan Walsh 
wrote from Dublin and is planning 
to attend the reunion. Her husband 
Brendan is a professor of economics 
at University College Dublin; 
Patricia is the director of research in 
a large service organization for 
people with mental retardation. 
Congratulations to her for earning 
her PhD at Trinity College in 
Dublin. Her son Colm, 26, a resi- 
dent of Dublin, has a degree in envi- 
ronmental resource management but 
is currently managing a rock group. 
Nessa, 2 3 , has an MA in archaeology 
from UCD and lives in Boston. Ben, 
19, a student at Trinity College, is 
working in San Francisco for the 
summer. • Begin planning for May! 
Let me hear from you. 



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Kathleen Brennan McMenimen 
147TrapeloRd. 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 894-1247 

Greetings classmates! As I write this, 
the first football game of the season 
is history (BC-Michigan), Labor Day 
is here, and Alma Mater begins a 
new academic year. Without bela- 
boring the idea that each passing 
year passes much quicker than the 
one previously, I reached a five de- 
cade anniversaire de naissance in June. 
Depending on your perspective, con- 
gratulations or condolences to each 
of you as the momentous, if not 
outrageous, occasion occurs! Related 
to that occasion is also the fact that 
in June '96 we will have been gradu- 
ated from Alma Mater for 30 (?) 
years! As your class president, I urge 
you to take some time away from the 
busy-ness of living and join me, your 
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planning the celebration. Please 
watch the mail for a planning session 
to be held sometime after Jan 1 . Our 
reunion event will only be successful 
when as many classmates as possible 
get involved. If your geographical 
location prohibits your direct in- 
volvement, please save May 17-19, 
1996 to come and celebrate — or 
please drop a note to me with any 
ideas to be presented to the Reunion 
Committee. • I received a note from 
John Teter, and I know he would 
appreciate hearing from classmates. 
His address is Rt l,Box 142, Leba- 
non, MO, 65536. He writes that Ed 
O'Reilly visits him in the Missouri 
Ozarks from Kansas City. Ed and his 
wife Donna had a baby girl, Fallon, 
born last Dec. John frequently talks 
by phone to Larry Magdalenski in 
Pelham, NH and also to John 
Paxton. Our condolences to John 
who lost his wife, Judy '67, a short 
time ago. • Class treasurer and world 
traveler Dane Baird writes that he 
met Ann Riley Finck, clinical spe- 
cialist at Columbia Presbyterian 
Medical Center, and Charlie 
Heffernan, a judge for the NYC 
criminal courts, at a Parents to Stu- 
dents networking session sponsored 
by BC. Dane also reports that Louis 
Pepi is VP of human resources for 
Staples Office Equipment Stores. • 
Dick Syron was selected chairman 
of the American Stock Exchange af- 
ter serving as president of the Fed- 
eral Reserve Bank of Boston since 
1989. • Francis Graham Lee is a 
member of the Board of Trustees of 
Notre Dame Academy in Wayne, 
PA. He is a professor of politics at St. 
Joseph's Univ., and president of the 
faculty senate. He earned a PhD 
from UPenn. •Jim Kearnan, CPA 
is CFO for Hinckley Home Centers 
of Cape Cod. • Mary Halligan 
Shann gathered the Annual Ladies 
Luncheon group at her Weston 
home in June to help us all celebrate 
in a collective way, the rite of pas- 
sage beyond the fifth decade! The 
20 '66 women who came together 
celebrated life and shared a wonder- 
ful evening in each other's company. 
As always, I wish each of you and 
those whom you hold dear God's 
blessings and I hope you'll drop me 
a note or give me a call and plan to 
help the celebration of our 30 years 
of graduation. 



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Catherine Beyer Hurst 
49 Lincoln St. 
Cambridge, MA 02141 



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Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 

84 Rockland PI. 

Newton Upper Falls, MA 02 1 64 

John M. Lyons has been appointed 
operations VP for the Allendale 
Mutual Insurance Co., a subsidiary 
ofThe Factory Mutual System. John 
earned his CPCU (Chartered Prop- 
erty Casualty Underwriter) in 1976 
and became an Associate in Risk 
Management in 1979. John resides 
in Piano, TX. • Stephen Darr has 
been admitted to partnership as a 
member of the corporate transac- 
tions practice in the Boston office of 
Seidman & Seidman. Steve special- 
izes in bankruptcy, and restructur- 
ing and reorganizing troubled 
companies. Steve earned his MBA 
from Univ. of Chicago and is a CPA 
in both Mass. and NH. • The Class 
lost another member when Brian 
Gormly died of cancer at 49. Brian 
was executive director of the 
Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New 
Cannan, CT. The Class offers its 
condolences to Brian's wife Marlitt, 
his daughter Elona and his son 
Keenan — all of Norwalk. Brian re- 
ceived his master's from Fairfield. • 
We ask that you remember all class- 
mates on All Souls' Day this month. 
We hope you are able to join your 
family for a Happy Thanksgiving! 

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Faith Brouillard-Hughes 
1 9 Marrick Ct. 
Centerville, MA 02632 
(508) 790-2785 

Much of this column comes by way 
of Adrienne Tarr Free's husband 
Bill, who has been spending a re- 
markable amount of time in Asia. 
On return from his most recent trip, 
he visited with Marilyn Santos 
Velayos in Manila. Marilyn had sent 
me a note in May; she and husband 
Ron own Diagem, a jewelry business 
involved in manufacturing, whole- 
saling, retailing and soon, export- 
ing. Marilyn handles "administrative 
matters" which, besides day-to-day 
activities, take her to Hong Kong 
"quite often" and to Europe "once 
in a while." If we plan our 30th now, 
she'll budget us into the schedule! 
Marilyn handles at least three other 
responsibilities: managing the fam- 
ily real estate and sugar plantations 
in the provinces outside Manila, and 
the extraordinary collection of reli- 
gious icons and antiques collected 



by her mother, LuzMendoza Santos; 
acting as social consultant to the 
Senate President; and mothering 
three young adults — Albie, who 
majored in business and works as a 
financial assistant for ABS-CBN; 
Adele, who majored in psychology 
and is into the world of fashion mer- 
chandising; and CP, just young 
enough to be finishing college. • 
Our Maria Lina passes on news of 
roommate Josie Higgins Rideq, 
now of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Josie and 
Pete celebrated their 25th wedding 
anniversary last year. They have two 
daughters and a son; the oldest gradu- 
ated from Marymount, Tarrytown 
in '92 . • Maria Lina saw Lucy Wang 
Sieh '68 in 1991; Marilyn Fu 
Harpster of Galena, OH had a visit 
from Lucy last Nov. Marilyn andjoe 
remain busy with their high-tech 
company, Intek, but not so busy as to 
neglect their future. They've dis- 
covered a retirement "niche" in 
Charleston, SC — look for their 
cabin-cruiser Rheo IV! Their son 
TJ started college this fall and will 
probably major in engineering and 
minor in tennis! Via her step-chil- 
dren, Marilyn is now a grandmother 
of four . . . two since reunion. 



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Judith Anderson Day 
415 Burr St. 
Fairfield, CT 06430 
(203) 255-2448 

In this issue, kudos to several of our 
fellow classmates! •JohnMancuso 
of Cleveland, OH (formerly of Al- 
bany), senior VP and deputy general 
counsel of KeyCorp, has been elected 
chair of the New York State Bar 
Association's business law section. 
John earned his law degree from 
Syracuse Univ. Other degrees in- 
clude a master's in English from 
Lehigh, and an MS and PhD in 
higher education administration 
from Syracuse. • Diane Arathuzik, 
PhD is the recipient of the 1994 
Oncology Nursing Foundation/ 
Purdue Frederick Co. Research 
Grant, presented in Cincinnati this 
past May. Her research is entitled 
"Coping with Cancer Pain: AModel 
for Nursing Practice." Dr. Arathuzik 
is an assistant professor in the Col- 
lege of Nursing at UMass/Boston; 
she holds her master's degree in nurs- 
ing from BC and her doctorate in 
nursing science from Catholic Univ. 
• Richard Sumberg of Andover, a 
financial advisor with Chubb Secu- 
rities, is a winner of the Pioneer 
Service Excellence Award, estab- 



lished by Pioneer Mutual Funds. The 
company is making a generous do- 
nation in Richard's name to Habitat 
for Humanity of Greater Lawrence. 
Richard is also active in Boy Scouts 
of America and chairs the Mass. 
Advisory Council on Health Educa- 
tion and Human Services in public 
schools. He holds an MBA from 
Suffolk Univ. • Jim and I are now 
beginning our "empty nest" stage: 
our youngest son Andrew is a BC 
freshman; his brother Matthew is a 
senior at the Heights; and our older 
sons Paul and Christopher, also BC 
alums, reside in Texas and Califor- 
nia, respectively. One surprising and 
quite wonderful twist is that Jim re- 
ceived a foreign assignment this sum- 
mer — we are now living in the 
beautiful city of Barcelona, which 
we truly enjoy. Fervent fans that we 
are, we've planned trips home for 
BC football games against Michi- 
gan, Notre Dame and Temple! Keep 
your newsy letters coming to my 
Fairfield mailbox, and I'll keep writ- 
ing our class notes long-distance until 
we return. Any classmates with Medi- 
terranean travel plans are most wel- 
come. Adios, mi amigos! 

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Kathleen Hastings Miller 
8 Brookline Rd. 
Scarsdale, NY 10583 
(914)723-9241 

After no news last issue, good news! 
• Pat Wolf has compiled a class list, 
alphabetically (by maiden name) and 
geographically. We're represented 
in 28 states, as well as Washington, 
DC and England! If you'd like a 
copy of the list, write to Pat and 
include a self-addressed, stamped, 
business-sized return envelope. Her 
address is 44 Oak St., Shrewsbury, 
MA 01545. • Donna Sandmaier 
Carden, one of our two Ohio resi- 
dents, is the librarian at the Hamden 
School in Chardon. She previously 
taught 1st grade and has two chil- 
dren: a daughter, who is a freshman 
at the Univ. of Arizona; and a son, 
who is in 7th grade. • Jane Sullivan 
Burke, a reading teacher at St. 
Joseph's School in Bronxville, NY, 
also added 'librarian' to her job de- 
scription. She has two sons at 
Georgetown and one at home in 
high school. • Ellen Mooney Mello 
joinsjane in the double-tuition blues; 
she has two sons at Princeton this 
fall. • Rumor has it that Ann 
Barbaccia Pollack has a medical 
practice in Rockeville Centre, NY, 
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Howland of Wakefield has taken on 
the formidable task of home-school- 
ing her four children. • Please write 
to me so we don't miss another issue. 



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James R. Littleton 

39 Dale St. 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 

(617)738-5147 

Anyone interested in purchasing the 
late-'60s video shown at our reunion 
should send $15 to Linda Dolan, 
270 North St., Bridgewater, MA 
02324. • I regret to announce that 
Fred Purtell died in April of inju- 
ries sustained in an auto accident. 
Fred was a licensed investment bro- 
ker in Fayetteville, NY. Sympathies 
go to his wife Sharon and two daugh- 
ters. • Jennifer Lovatt Abbate is a 
3rd-grade teacher at St. Philomena 
School in RI. Jennifer's husband Guy 
retired this year after serving 2 6 years 
in the Navy. They have three chil- 
dren: Christopher, Duke '92; 
Meredith, James Madison '93; and 
Miriam, Randolph Macon '97. The 
Abbates live in Portsmouth, RI. • 
After a 6-month stint as the acting 
superintendent of the Arlington pub- 
lic schools, Joanne Gurry has re- 
sumed her position as assistant 
superintendent. She is also an ad- 
junct faculty member at UMass- 
Boston and resides in Arlington. • 
Bill Aliski is VP of product econo- 
mies in the Genzyme Corp. Bill and 
his wife have three children and they 
reside in West Falmouth. • Elaine 
Zaccari Haddad is a professor of 
nursing. Elaine, husband William 
and children live in Andover. • 
Rosalie Kepuch Ends is a state 
school principal with the Connecti- 
cut Dept. of Children and Families. 
Rosalie, husband Louis and children 
reside in South Glastonbury, CT. • 
John Hagerty is an economic analyst 
and lives in Glastonbury, CT. His 
daughter Kathryn has entered her 
senior year at BC. • Anne 
DeFillippo Basiliere is a math 
teacher in Quincy and lives with her 
husband in Hanover. 



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Patricia Kenny Seremet 
39 Newport Ave. 
W. Hartford, CT 06 107 
(203)521-8567 

All right. The last review pretty much 
said it all about our 25th, so now I 



have to dip into my BC mailbag. I 
know it lacks the gripping gestalt, 
theje ne sais quoi, the quintessential 
quo vadis and the ad hoc, ad nauseam 
effect of my personally interviewing 
said alumnae, but here's my best 
from thrice-Xeroxed papers from the 
Alumni Office. • Ann Lessing 
worked on Wall Street (presumably 
inside the buildings), then married a 
prolific guy named Bill. They had 5 
children in 9 years — hopefully their 
clients were equally blessed with divi- 
dends! Their eldestjennifer, gradu- 
ated from Berkeley and works at 
CBS, often on Late Show with David 
Letterman. Kirstie, 2 1 , plays on Penn 
State's field hockey team, ranked #1 
in the nation; Courtenay, 18, is a 
freshman at Harvard, also playing 
varsity field hockey; and Lindsay, 
17, a senior at Greenwich High, is 
on the undefeated — can you stand to 
hear it one more time? — field hockey 
team. Will, Jr. is 14 and loves com- 
puters and lacrosse, and we assume, 
when old enough, will also play the 
field. While renovating a carriage 
house and two 18th-century colo- 
nial homes, Ann worked at Christie's 
auction gallery (7 years) and, most 
recently, as a real estate agent. Bill? 
What about Bill? you might ask. 
He's a broker with Merrill Lynch in 
NY, specializing in foreign currency. 
Toora-lura-lura, heh, Bill? (That's 
an Irish lullaby). He also races vin- 
tage sports cars, and I'm going to 
have to stop here because everyone 
reading this will be insanely jealous. 
• Kathy O'Neil Jodha lives in Bos- 
ton, still works in investments, and is 
married to a guy in the same busi- 
ness, Dickjodha. Love and money — 
can you stand it? His children (her 
stepchildren) are grown with a 
grandchild on the way, so they moved 
out of their Newton home and into 
Back Bay. • Patricia Smith 
Peterson lives in Forked River, NJ 
with her husband Chip, whom she 
dated when at Newton. He teaches 
social studies at the local high school. 
Pat was big in politics, serving on the 
board of education for 9 years. She 
also works as an auditor. Her daugh- 
ter, Kelly '92, works for Shawmut 
Corp. in Boston as a private banking 
officer; her son Mike is a junior at 
Trenton State College. • Patricia 
Lynch, who transferred from New- 
ton to St. Lawrence Univ. in Can- 
ton, NY, now lives in NYC. But 
she's remained friends with Jane 
Ackerman, Cara Finnegan and 
Mary Carroll, among others. After 
graduating she worked at Harvard 
Business School; attended graduate 
school at the Univ. of North Caro- 
lina-Chapel Hill; and worked as a 
law librarian in NY. Then on to 



Time magazine as a researcher/li- 
brarian; during this period, Pat 
earned her master's in journalism at 
NYU, the tuition for which Time 
paid. She worked a stint at Fortune 
magazine, writing for managing edi- 
tor Marshall Loeb in public rela- 
tions, then moved to Texaco — where 
she learned that oil and women don't 
mix. (Always heard that was oil and 
water, but, yes, ma'am, we get your 
drift). • Hey, we got more oil. Pat 
East Allison of Houston, TX writes 
that she's an oil and gas attorney; VP 
and general counsel; and a member 
of the board of directors of Greenhill 
Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of an 
Australian company. Hence, Pat's 
chance for extensive travel to Aus- 
tralia. (These oil mavens are leaving 
me out in left field — petroleum jelly's 
been the extent of my contact with 
the product, and I don't even like 
that)! Pat also has three children: 
Lauren, 19 at Texas A&M; 
Courtney, 16; and Megan, 8. Her 
husband Bill is a trial attorney. • 
Julie Lombardi Goulet lives in 
Warwick, RI with her husband 
Gerard, a '69 Harvard graduate (how 
did she get one? Almost all of us 
tried!), and her children, Morgan 
and Andrew. Julie is a high school 
science teacher in Pawtucket. Diffi- 
cult as it is for me to be sentimental 
instead of sarcastic, I will quote her 
comments on the occasion of our 
25th, because I think even the most 
cynical of us would agree at some 
level: "After all these years, it con- 
tinues to bother me that I graduated 
from a college which only exists in 
my heart and in the memories of 
friends and classmates. I look for- 
ward to seeing those of you I re- 
member and those who remember 
me. For one short weekend, New- 
ton College of the Sacred Heart will 
live again." Here's to Camelot. • 
Write to me or call. 




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Dennis Razz Berry, Esq. 
1 5 George St. 
Wayland, MA01778 
(508)655-1497 

Hi gang! By the time you read this, 
our 25th reunion year will be well 
underway, and the first event, the 
homecoming football game, will 
have taken place. I hope I saw you 
there! • A new BC tradition is the 
publication of a 25th anniversary 
yearbook. I've had the chance to 
view the Class of '69's — it's really 
fascinating! But, like this column, it 
only includes information that you 



provide. Please return your biogra- 
phy form, which you received in our 
first class mailing, as soon as pos- 
sible. Nancy Wilson and Pat 
Marvin are working on this project, 
so let's give them a hand! P.S. Send 
along a picture. Don't worry — none 
of us looks as good as we did in 1970! 

• Lou DiCarlo has been named 
judge of Putnam Valley Township, 
NY. Lou, also a BC Law classmate 
of mine, has for a number of years 
been the principle legal secretary for 
one of NY's Supreme Court Jus- 
tices. He lives in Putnam Valley with 
his wife and two sons. Congratula- 
tions, Your Honor! • Another law- 
yer making professional strides is 
John Pomeroy, who has been 
elected VP/Secretary and General 
Counsel of Allendale Insurance. John 
joined Allendale in 1 975 after gradu- 
ating from Duke Univ. School of 
Law; he's held a number of posts 
within the company which have led 
to his current position. • Kevin 
Mulvaney has been appointed presi- 
dent of DRI/McGraw-Hill, the eco- 
nomic advisory and consulting 
services unit of McGraw-Hill. Kevin 
formerly worked as a VP for Bank of 
Boston's National Banking Group. 
His total service at the bank 
amounted to over 20 years. • Kevin 
could perhaps send some info, to 
Victor Alibrandi, who has just been 
named resident manager of the Dean 
Witter Reynolds office in Manches- 
ter, NH. • Among other classmates 
in the financial world is Paul 
Connolly, senior VP of the Federal 
Reserve Bank of Boston. Paul lives 
in Milton with his wife Ann and 
their two sons, Francis and Mat- 
thew. • Joyce Keohan Abramson 
now hails from Frederiksted, St. 
Croix, Virgin Islands. After 22 years 
of teaching kindergarten in the same 
school, she's spent the last year as an 
elementary school librarian. • 
Norwood High recently honored 
Dave Powell for his dedicated ser- 
vice to the school and the youth of 
Norwood. Besides teaching English, 
he is the student council advisor, 
varsity basketball coach, and founder 
of a town-wide recreational youth 
basketball league. As you might 
imagine, he lives in Norwood with 
his wife Kathleen and two children. 

• Two more classmates have re- 
ported offspring — one of them a new 
grad — at the Heights. Mary Moretti 
Barbieri of E. Greenwich, RI saw 
her son Joseph get his degree in 
May, and looks forward to her daugh- 
ter Gina's graduation in '96. Charles 
Murray of S. Dartmouth saw his son 
Chris off to campus for the first time 
this fall. A few good years ahead for 
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for the folks! • Got a nice note from 
Kevin Carr, who will be attending 

reunion events from "the Vineyard . " 
He is the vocational director at 
Martha's Vineyard High School. • I 
look forward to seeing you all some 
time this year. 




Reunion 



MAY 1921 



Patricia Bruni Keefe 
309 Walnut St. 
Wellesley, MA 02 1 8 1 
(617) 237-3268 



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Thomas J. Capano, Esq. 
2500 West 1 7th St. 
Wilmington, DE 19806 
(302) 658-7461 

71 N 

Georgina M. Pardo 
6800 S.W. 67th St. 
S.Miami, FL33143 
(305) 663-4420 

Hugs and kisses to Nick Lena, mar- 
ried to Sharon Zailckas, for en- 
couraging his wife to write. Sharon 
still lives in Waterbury, CT where 
she works as an RN for the Public 
Health Dept. She specializes in 
school nursing at a large public high 
school. Their son Christopher, 16 is 
a junior at Taft School; Richard, 1 8 
is a plebe at West Point. Let's hear 
from the rest of the Cushing fresh- 
man class! • Adele Delly Beekman 
Markey of Rumson, NJ has been 
elected a member of the board of 
directors for the Association of Jun- 
ior Leagues International, Inc. Delly 
has been very active in the League, 
chairing a variety of projects over 
the years. She's also first VP of Fam- 
ily and Children's Services and chair 
of long-range planning. She is a 
board member of the Monmouth 
Council of Girl Scouts, chairing the 
nominating committee, and has 
served on the board of the Commu- 
nity Services Association. Her son 
entered BC this fall as a freshman. • 
As for yours truly, I still work as 
controller for the hotel. My hus- 
band Ed, a commercial loan officer, 
is an avid horseman. He and BJ, a 6- 
year-old thoroughbred with the per- 
sonality of a juvenile delinquent 
(show name: Private Eye), enter local 
horse shows and do very well. Ed is 
also a great golfer and a fantastic 
tennis player. Since we don't have 



kids, I devote most of my time to 
community activities. I was elected 
president of our pastoral council this 
year; our church is very large and 
active in the community, with over 
20 different ministries. I also serve 
on the executive committee of the 
local Audubon chapter, as well as in 
an environmental education organi- 
zation, Citizens for a Better South 
Florida. To round things off, I am 
on the board of Zonta, a worldwide 
service organization of business and 
professional executives who work 
together for women's advancement. 
As for hobbies, this area is great for 
bird watching; we also have a very 
large, fun group that meets often; 
and I'm active in a garden (cactus) 
club. This doesn't even include any- 
thing that's work-related! It's won- 
derful to have all these avenues into 
the community and a privilege to be 
able to help. • Please don't forget to 
write, and start making plans for our 
25th in '96. 



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Lawrence G. Edgar 

530 S. Barrington Ave., #1 10 

Los Angeles, CA 90049 

(310)471-6710 

I trust, by the time you read this, it 
will be obvious that Pete Mitchell 
'95 should be the tight end, not the 
defensive player as my typo indi- 
cated, on my all-time BC football 
team. • Speaking of Eagle football, I 
had a call from Brent Gordon, a 
Raleigh, NC insurance broker, who 
was looking forward to his annual 
trip to the Notre Dame game. • 
Regarding my mention in the last 
issue that Brian Corrigan is mov- 
ing: he's now a senior VP with MIG 
Financial Corp., a mortgage bank- 
ing company in San Francisco. • Dr. 
Maureen McCausland has been 
appointed VP for nursing at Mt. 
Sinai Medical Center in NY. • Dr. 
Paul Creegan has been appointed 
as an actuary by the Paul Revere 
Insurance Group in Worcester. • 
Barry Bresnick is a member of the 
Board of Selectmen in Ashland and a 
partner in the sales contracting firm 
Pilgrim Sales, Inc. in Westborough. 
• Cambridgeport Mortgage of New- 
ton has announced thatjames Dunn 
has closed $25 million in residential 
mortgage loans. • George Davis of 
Gloucester, an executive with the 
Commercial Union Insurance Co., 
was married to Lisa Bonneville last 
year. • Finally, my condolences to 
the families and friends of the fol- 
lowing: Kevin Sullivan, who was a 



VP with AT&T and a resident of 
White Horse Station, NJ, died of 
cancer last March. Thanks to his 
former roommate, Tom Fleischer, 
for informing us. Chris Baker passed 
away during the same month; David 
McEttrick, who was director of 
product planning and development 
with Science Research Associates in 
Chicago, succumbed in May. 



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Nancy Brouillard McKenzie, Esq. 
7526 Sebago Rd. 
Bethesda, MD20817 

Please take a moment to pray for Joe 
Nachtman, BC '70, the spouse of 
Penny Price Nachtman, and father 
of Laura and Daniel. Joe died in 
April after years of treatment for 
non-Hodgkins lymphoma. His life 
ended in peace, at home with his 
family. • Laurie Loughlin is direc- 
tor of tissue services for the Tennes- 
see Valley Region of the American 
Red Cross. Her book, Catmas Carols, 
did very well last winter and was 
featured in the Wall Street Journal. 
Laurie is working with her publisher, 
Chronicle Books, on an audio tape 
of songs as a companion to the book. 
You will be hearing Laurie and her 
friends singing like cats on the audio 
tape available now. Laurie's second 
book, Nanukots, will be in stores this 
month. Laurie also wrote that Jane 
Donovan de Vries, Lloyd, and their 
sons Karl and Marc are moving to 
Paramus, NJ. Jane is a geriatric so- 
cial worker. • Mary Pignatelli is 
back on the main campus after a 
wonderful summer trip to Italy. • 
Our next deadline for news is early 
December. Please take care. Thanks. 



73 



Joy A. Malone, Esq. 
16 Lewis St. 
Little Falls, NY 13365 
fax: (315) 823-2723 



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Christine A. Hardiman 
1 6 Prospect St. 
Hyde Park, MA 02 136 
(617)361-4524 



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Patricia McNabb Evans 
35 Stratton Ln. 
Foxboro, MA 02035 

Thank you to everyone who partici- 
pated in our 20th reunion in May. 
Once the missing DJ was found, it 
looked as if everyone had a good 
time. (Be careful, I have pictures!) 
Special thanks for all their efforts to 
the Reunion Committee: Paul 
Battaglia, Jane Driscoll, Joe Ferris, 
^ e SSY Manning, Kathy 
O'Donnell, Julia Rattigan and Carl 
Volz; and to the Class Gift co-chairs: 
Joe Abely, Kevin Dwyer and Dan 
Kilcullen; and especially to Ann 
Thompson of the Alumni Associa- 
tion. Congratulations to Karen 
Wright, who was the winner of the 
Gasson Hall lithograph. • Paul J. 
Hesketh has been appointed co- 
director of the division of hematol- 
ogy/oncology and chief of medical 
oncology at St. Elizabeth's Medical 
Center. Paul and his family live in 
Westwood. • Congratulations to 
Gary A. Trabolsi and his wife Karen 
on the birth of their new baby daugh- 
ter, Emily Jane. The Trabolsis are 
living in Seattle. • Dennis Duggan, 
a partner in the law firm of Peabody 
& Brown, is serving on the Suffolk 
Univ. Board of Trustees. He has 
been president of that school's law 
alumni association. • Alfred J. We- 
ber is a trustee of Alvernia College. 
He is president of Tweed & Weber, 
Inc. of Reading, and last year was 
recognized as Small Business Leader 
of the Year by the Berks County 
Chamber of Commerce. • Mary 
Cura is teaching in Lincoln and has 
been very busy as president of the 
Flint-Pearson alumni association of 
Tufts Univ. • James Girolamo has 
been promoted to Eastern regional 
sales manager for Syracuse China 
Co. He is now living in Syracuse 
with his wife Anne and children 
Rebecca and James. • Does our en- 
tire class move to the Cape in Au- 
gust? Among others, we saw Paula 
Fraser Donnelly, who is back to 
teaching in Boston, along with her 
husband Ed and their four children; 
and Phil Clark, who was vacation- 
ing with his wife Ellen and their 
family in N. Falmouth. • Laurie 
Day Fitzpatrick is living in 
Glenview, IL with her husband Brian 
and daughters Catherine and Annie. 
• Jody Malone Cahill and husband 
Tom have three children, Rory, 
Moira and Caitlin, and reside in 
Weston. • Carla Destephano 
Young lives in Providence with her 
husband Bill and daughter Livy. She 



1 8 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 




University President J. Donald Monan, SJ and AHANA Alumni Council 
President Donald A. Garnett '77 enjoyed a moment at last year's 
Alumni Awards of Excellence ceremony. 



has been involved with the redevel- 
opment of that city. • Sadly, our 
prayers go out to Mike Cassidy and 
his children. Mike's wife, Kathy 
Carmean Cassidy '76, passed away 
in May. She was a wonderful person 
who enriched the lives of everyone 
who knew her. • Take care, and 
please write. 



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Beth Docktor Nolan 
693 Boston Post Rd. 
Weston, MA 02 193 



Reunion '94 was a tremendous suc- 
cess, due to the outstanding turnout 
generated by our most talented and 
hardworking reunion chairperson, 
Moira Ryan Doherty, and her 
merry committee members. Moira 
hosted the Friday night reunion 
cocktail party in her beautiful Natick 
home while husband Kevin, daugh- 
ter Maggie, 14 and son Mark, 12 
kept the food flowing. Many thanks 
to Moira! • The reunion notes in 
this and following issues are written 
by our classmates, with little or no 
editing from your correspondent. • 
Catherine Meyer Tracy and Tom 
(a mere youngster) arrived from Mt. 
Sterling, IL, pop. 1,900. Catherine 
is at home with Micaela, 2 and Alex, 
3. She is also president and co- 
founder of Brown County Proud. • 



Stockbroker Martha McDonald 

Rogers and husband Chip (Charles 
F., Jr.) live in Providence, RI with 
children Charles, 1 0; Peter, 9; Mary, 
5; and David, 3. "Out of the 18-hour 
days of the restaurant business and 
taking it easy now — cooking for pri- 
vate clients — is chef Jody Sheilds, 
who lives in Brookline with her 15- 
year-old daughter and her second 
husband, Frederick K. Bouchard. 
They eloped to Italy two years ago. 
• Ann Tyrrell Abely and husband 
Joseph '74 live in Wellesley with 
their four boys: Bill, 17; Joe, 14;Jim, 
12; and John, 5. • Mary Lou 
Maloney Howard lives in Waban 
with husband Bob, son Loren, 12 
and daughter Ashley, 8. • More re- 
union news next issue. 



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Reunion 



MAY 19- 21*1995 



Hellas M. Assad 
149 Lincoln St. 
Norwood, MA 02062 

Hi, everyone! After many years of 
doing a great job, Heidi 
Schwarzbauer Steiger has passed 
the correspondent torch to yours 
truly. • Congratulations to John 
Gauthier on his marriage to Lisa 
McAree '70. John is co-owner of 
Maurice's campground in Wellfleet, 
and Lisa works in insurance sales. I 
know Lisa well and we wish them the 



very best! • Catherine Kuchinsky, 

a paralegal for the Boston firm of 
Bolan, Frank & Graber, has been 
elected to the board of selectmen in 
Hanson. She previously served on 
the town's conservation commission. 
Congratulations, Catherine! • Brian 
T. Manning has been named CFO 
of the Bank of Braintree. He resides 
in Braintree with his wife and 5 chil- 
dren. • It was great to see my dear 
friend Maureen Martin Brown of 
Missoula, MT and her 3 lovely chil- 
dren — Shannon, Caitlin and 
Brendon — on their annual summer 
visit back home. Of course, the trip 
wouldn't be complete without spend- 
ing "Cape Cod time" with friends 
Joanne Przewoznick Woods of 
Sandwich and Carol Magazu of 
Harwich. Maureen currently teaches 
special education on the high school 
level. • On a sad note, I regret to 
report the death of one of our loyal 
classmates, Francis X. Siragusa, on 
May 2 . He was 43 . Francis had served 
the Boston public schools until 1987. 
• It was great to see so many class- 
mates at the "new" alumni stadium, 
especially at the Notre Dame game 
on Oct. 8. • Remember, our big 20th 
is coming soon! The reunion com- 
mittee has met and plans are under- 
way. Any suggestions? Want to help? 
Let us know! Keep the correspon- 
dence coming! 



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Reunion 



MAY 19 -21*1995 



Deborah Melino-Wender 
llOChamplinPI. N. 
Newport, RI 02840 



76 



Gerald B. Shea, Esq. 

lOGreaton Rd. 

W. Roxbury, MA02132 

Carol Watson had a busy spring 
and summer — first she defended her 
dissertation on women and develop- 
ment in Chad for her PhD in an- 
thropology from Columbia Univ., 
then she welcomed a daughter, 
Gemma, into the world! She and 
husband Angelo Bonfiglioli are pres- 
ently posted in Pakistan, where Carol 
serves as a UN consultant. • Repub- 
lican American, a newspaper out of 
Waterbury, CT, has named Robert 
T. Fredericks its metropolitan edi- 
tor. He will be charged with super- 
vising community reporters. After 
several years of reporting on neigh- 
borhoods and politics, Bob had been 
authoring a weekly column. He also 



coordinated award-winning cover- 
age of the surprise Nor'easter in 
Dec. '92. He and wife Meredith, a 
reporter with the Connecticut Post, 
welcomed Kathleen Elizabeth into 
the family last May. The Fredericks 
reside in Bridgeport, CT. • Chris 
and Rosie Mead Trompeter are 
the proud parents of Daniel Nicho- 
las, born last Feb. Rosie continues as 
an account manager for American 
Airlines. The Trompeters live in 
Manhattan. • San Diego, CA is home 
to Bill Goldbach, his wife Laura 
and children Shaunna, 1 and Travis, 
8. Bill is the western region manager 
for Project Software & Develop- 
ment, Inc., a Cambridge-based com- 
pany that recently went public. • 
Barbara Perry and family left Man- 
hattan for Greenwich, CT in 1992. 
Son Chris, 11, helps baby-sit new 
addition Joseph, 1 . Barbara is a VP at 
NYC's Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. in 
the institutional credit dept. • Ray 
Doremus reports a move from Pom- 
pano Beach, FL to a ranch in Boca 
Raton. He's offering horse and pony 
rides to visiting classmates, and 
"shoveling stalls is not required!" • 
Richard Ramirez will be oversee- 
ing Prime Network's 24-hour Span- 
ish-language sports channel, set to 
debut in the Los Angeles area in 
December '94. Rich thinks the con- 
cept will later be exported to other 
areas with heavy Latin American 
populations. • A somber request: 
please say a prayer for our departed 
classmates and their loved ones. 
Kathleen Carmain Cassidy of Can- 
ton died last May, leaving her hus- 
band Michael '74 and three children, 
Maureen, Timothy and Megan. • 
Stephen Gardner of Quincy, a sales 
representative for Lorillard Tobacco 
Co., passed away last April, leaving 
his wife Beth. • William R. Stone, 
CPA of Acton, died last April. He is 
survived by his wife Kathleen and 
two children, William R., Jr. and 
Julia. Requiescat in pace. 



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Mary Jo Mancuso Otto 
256 Woodland Rd. 
Pittsford, NY 14534 
(716)383-1475 

Condolences to Keith Whitestone 
of Bedford, NH on the recent death 
of his twin brother Howard. • Paul 
Hogan resides in Boston and is an 
attorney with the consulting firm of 
Grant Thornton. Paul and his wife 
are expecting their first child in 
spring 1995. • Congratulations to 
Rosemary R. Ferrero on her re- 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 1 9 



CLASSES 



cent appointment as VP and CFO of 
Penn-America Insurance Co. Rose- 
mary will be responsible for over- 
seeing and managing the company's 
financial reporting and accounting 
operations. She resides in 
Carversville, PA with her husband 
and two daughters. • Paula 
Gibilisco-Arthur is an application 
specialist for Clinical Dimensions in 
West Orange, NJ. Her husband 
Donald Wison-Arthur is employed 
by Schering-Plough in Kenilworth, 
NJ as a foreperson. Paula and Don 
have been married for 14 years and 
have a son Timothy who is four. 
They reside in Warren, NJ. • News 
from the BC Club of Washington 
State: Ruth Ludwin received her 
master's in geophysics from Univ. of 
California at Berkeley in 1980. She 
is employed as a research scientist in 
the geophysics seismology lab at the 
Univ. of Washington. Ruth and her 
husband Luis Rodriguez live in Se- 
attle. • Christopher Nicoll is a part- 
ner in the Seattle law firm of.Bogle 
& Gates, specializing in maritime 
and admiralty law. Christopher is 
married to Susan Hatcher; they have 
three children: Griffin, 3; Patrick, 2; 
and Ollie Mae, 1 . 1 can only imagine 
how busy they must be!! • Roland 
Winkler moved to Seattle last year 
after 15 years in the Chicago area. 
He recently married Susan 
Romanenghi, formerly of River 
Forrest, IL. Roland is managing edi- 
tor of nine computer newsletters. 
He would love to hear from old 
friends at 3033 60th Ave. SW, Se- 
attle, WA 98116. Daytime phone, 
(206) 254-1900, ext. 3008. • Thanks 
so much to all who contributed to 
this issue; I look forward to hearing 
from many more of you for the next 
issue, so please write! 



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CathleenJ. Ball Foster 
15105 Cedar Tree Dr. 
Burtonsville, MD 20866 
(301)776-6123 

Well, m'dears, school's back in ses- 
sion and all of us with school-aged 
children may now follow in our par- 
ents' footsteps and heave a huge sigh 
of relief — together now, AAAAH! 
Actually, my kids couldn't wait to 
get back to class, but this year may be 
a traumatic one (for me!) as my 
"baby," Jared, starts preschool. Of 
course, the way we've spaced them, 
all my kids have been the baby when 
they started school, so I should be 
used to it by now . . . NAH! • The 
American Paralysis Association an- 



nounced Debbie Boole Smelko as 

the 1994 recipient of its Against All 
Odds Award, given annually to an 
individual who "has demonstrated 
the personal qualities, skill and de- 
termination which are essential to 
meet the challenges of spinal cord 
injury, to move beyond the devasta- 
tion of paralysis with grace, courage 
and humor, and to significantly ad- 
vance the cause of paralysis cure re- 
search." Debbie is the first woman 
to receive the award, which was pre- 
sented on Nov. 1 1 at the APA's Fall 
Ball atTavern on the Green in NYC. 

• Peter Blute is the freshman in 
Congress from the 3rd District. • 
Confidential to Catherine Brefach 
Newman: if she hasn't contacted 
you yet, call the Alumni Office, be- 
cause Julie Fresco is trying to find 
you. Julie is too modest to mention 
this, but since it's just between us, 
she was one of the alumni reps, on 
the West Coast before she returned 
East. • I just received an old clipping 
from the Hingham Mariner, and Sue 
Bush was a candidate for the 
Hingham school committee. Sue is 
solidly grounded in volunteerism, 
public service and fundraising. She's 
coordinated volunteers for Senator 
Brooke's re-election campaign and 
for the Boston Public Library, been 
a legislative aide, done PR and 
fundraising, and, with her husband 
Jamie, founded Boston's "I Have a 
Dream" program. (Jamie, we're also 
related through the Hamblen line. 
Drop me a note and let me know 
what you're up to. I hope Sue won!) 

• Best wishes to Lori D. Campana 
and her husband, Andrew G. 
Hudson, who were married at the 
Old North Church. They honey- 
mooned in Italy. Lori is a real estate 
investment advisor and senior VP at 
Aldrich, Eastman and Waltch, LP; 
Andrew is a program director at 
Earthwatch. • Michael Caprise and 
his wife Cindy are delighted to an- 
nounce the birth of their first child, 
Christopher Michael, on March 14. 
Christopher, anxious to guarantee 
his place in BC's Class of 2017, ar- 
rived a month early and weighed in 
at 5.5 pounds. • Henry J. 
DiGiacomo is the new assistant ex- 
ecutive VP of the Cape Cod & Is- 
lands Board of Realtors. • Linda M. 
Landry has been elected VP of prod- 
uct management by the BayBank 
Systems, Inc. board of directors. She 
will be responsible for the develop- 
ment and marketing of retail bank- 
ing products. Linda lives in Medford. 

• Congratulations to James J. Low, 
who married Gabriela Ruth 
Kunzmann at the Lazariterkirche in 
Gfenn, Switzerland. They live in 
Clearwater, FL where James has his 



law practice. • Thanks to Kevin M. 
McDonald, CSSR for keeping my 
father in his thoughts and prayers. 
Kevin was ordained a Redemptorist 
priest on May 11, 1991. (My dad's 
doing well, Kevin. He'd be hard- 
pressed not to, with both a priest and 
a Lutheran minister — my husband 
Ed — having their Boss watch out for 
him)! Kevin's currently a missionary 
in the Commonwealth of Dominica, 
working with banana farmers and 
fishermen. His parishioners are poor, 
but generous with what they have 
and devout. Kevin would love to 
hear from classmates; he invites us 
to visit the Caribbean's beautiful 
"Nature Island." Anyone wishing to 
say "hi," or reserve a bunk, can con- 
tact him c/o Wesley Presbytery, 
Wesley Village, Commonwealth of 
Dominica, West Indies. • Had a fun 
phone call from Melanie Mixon, 
who lives practically down the street 
from me. She's been leading quite a 
life since BC and recently purchased 
a new home. Melanie is single and 
sounds like a class act, so all you 
eligible BC bachelors in the DC/ 
metropolitan area, let her know 
what's around of interest. • Joseph 
A. Murphy and his wife Roberta 
were blessed by the birth of their 
second son, Colin Joseph, on De- 
cember 7, 1 993 . He joins big brother 
Sean Thomas, 3. Joe and his family 
moved from Sudbury to Los Altos, 
CA last July so Joe could assume his 
new position as VP of sales at 
GUPTA Corp., a fast-growing cli- 
ent/server company in Silicon Val- 
ley. Joe invites any West Coast/Bay 
Area Eagles to contact him @ work, 
(415) 617-4651. • Robert M.Ogan 
has been named president of Bake'n 
Joy Foods, Inc. of North Andover. 
Robert succeeds his father, who has 
been named chairman of the Board 
of Directors. • While vacationing, 
my family had a chance to visit with 
Fran Scaffidi Carpenter and her 
husband Kevin. This has been a busy 
year for them, as they have recently 
launched their own business and are 
in the midst of a large-scale addition 
to their home. With our combined 
total of seven kids, you can be sure 
we had a lively get-together! Thanks, 
Frannie — come visit us! • I am offi- 
cially a newbie with America 
OnLine, so you will soon be able to 
e-mail me! 



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Laura Vitagliano 
78 Wareham St. 
Medford, MA 02 1 55 

Hi! I'm writing this column at 
summer's end, amazed once more 
by how quickly the months pass. • 
I've just returned from a week in 
Antigua, where I worked on my tan! 
Unfortunately I missed Danny 
Mahoney's annual pool party and 
don't have an update as to who was 
there! • Susan Alboth Lyons cel- 
ebrated 1 5 years with Toyota Motor 
Sales USA, Inc., where she is na- 
tional business operations manager. 
She lives in Rolling Hills Estates on 
the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Cali- 
fornia. • David Ford and his wife 
Brook announced the birth of their 
son Todd on July 8. He joins siblings 
Bolton, 6; Kelsey, 4; and "Mac," 1. 
All are well and enjoyed a fabulous 
Chicago summer! Todd included a 
great picture of the children — 
thanks! • Betsey Nedeau Mil lane 
sent another update: Sarah Peavey 
married Phil Carralho on Aug. 6 in 
New York; they honeymooned in 
Hawaii. The couple lives in Pur- 
chase, NY where Sarah is a senior 
VP at Lehman Brothers. Nancy 
Stark Iezman and her husband 
Stanley flew in from LA for the wed- 
ding. Also in attendance were Jo Jo 
Lyons and her husband Jerry 
Defelice. Tracy Mazza Lucido 
wasn't able to attend as she was giv- 
ing birth to her third child, Jonathon 
Joseph, who joins Lauren, Robert 
and his Dad (Bob) at home. • Good 
luck to Joe Spinale who begins an 
intensive 2-year program in biology 
at UMass-Amherst before entering 
a physician's assistant program! • 
My mailbox was empty most of the 
summer — send me some news! 



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Reunion 



MAY 19 -21 '1995 



Jay Geary 
1 1 Pond St. 

Needham, MA 02 1 92 
(617)449-9212 

I hope everyone is doing well; here 
are the updates: Michael Gallagher 
was appointed partner at Ballard 
Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll and is a 
member of the business and finance 
department concentrating in securi- 
ties, mergers and acquisitions, work- 
outs and general corporate work. 
He resides in Rosemont, PA with his 
wife Michele Toscani '81; their 
daughters Elene and Juliette; and 



20 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



son Conor Michael. Michele is an 
artist specializing in oil portraits and 
landscapes. • Steve Johnson and his 
wife Cathleen O'Connell '81 had a 
baby boy last Christmas, Robert 
Emmett, who joins his sister 
Michaela. Steve is assistant director 
of taxes at Time Warner in NYC. • 
Gretchen Casper is an associate 
professor of political science at Texas 
A&M. Thisjanuary, her book, Frag- 
ile Democracies: Legacies of Authori- 
tarian Rule, is being published by 
Pittsburgh Univ. Press. She's also 
working on another book on Third 
World politics. She has presented a 
paper, "The Role of the Mass Public in 
Democratization, " in Berlin, and an- 
other, "The Role of Old Regimes in 
Democratization,^ in New York. • 
David Pirani was appointed direc- 
tor of undergraduate admission at 
Anna Maria College in Paxton. • 
Leslie Jones Dyess and her hus- 
band Tim have adopted a newborn 
baby girl, Hannah Marie; they re- 
side in Pittsboro, NC where Leslie 
is on a leave of absence as a proposal 
manager at Northern Telecom, and 
Tim is branch chief of indoor air 
quality research at the Environmen- 
tal Protection Agency. • James 
Rourke is the Northern Calif, sales 
manager for Automated Packaging 
Systems, a packaging machine manu- 
facturer based in Cleveland, OH. 
He and his wife reside in Crockett, 
CA with their son Keay and get to- 
gether with the BC Club of North- 
ern California for hockey and 
baseball games. • Thomas Walsh is 
a life agent and registered represen- 
tative for John Hancock Financial 
Services. He and his wife Rhonda 
live in the St. Louis area. • Monica 
Hunter Thibodeau and her hus- 
band Art live in Duck, NC with their 
children, Ryan and Michele. They 
own Carolina Designs Realty. • 
Matthew Kane was appointed asso- 
ciate general counsel at Tropicana 
in Bradenton, FL, providing legal 
counsel on company-wide issues to 
all business functions. • Kevin 
McCahill is director of information 
technology for GE Capital in 
Enfield, England and lives in Lon- 
don. • Ralph Scott is senior counsel 
for the Health Insurance Associa- 
tion of America in Washington, DC. 

• Michael Hern is regional opera- 
tions manager for Prism Marketing 
Group, Ltd. in Elk Grove Village, 
IL. • Robert Petit is VP for 
Meriwether Capital Corp. in NYC. 

• Timothy Perkins is director of 
marketing for software 2000, Inc. in 
Hyannis. • Susan Morrison 
Dubrow is a sales rep. for a biotech 
software firm, IntelliGenetice, Inc. 
in Mountainview, CA. • Congratu- 



lations to Bill Skerry, who was re- 
cently married to Melinda Ordway. 
Lots of BC alumni were in atten- 
dance and in the wedding party. Bill 
is a broker associate with RE/MAX 
First Realty in Newton Centre and 
Melinda is a senior financial analyst 
with the Mass. Dept. of Revenue's 
Division of Local Services. They 
reside in Watertown. • Congratula- 
tions to other classmates recently 
married, including William 
Mahoney to Alice Brewster Bartlett. 
William is the business development 
manager of domestic and interna- 
tional fixed interest products for 
Bankers' Trust Australia, and Alice 
is currently manager of the special 
interest division at Travel Dynamics 
of Melbourne and Sydney. Alice was 
ranked first in the U.S. ladies' court 
singles and doubles tennis champi- 
onships. They reside in N. Sydney, 
Australia. • Robert Tricca and Jes- 
sica Jean Shotwell were also recently 
married. Robert is director of re- 
search and development at Oral-B 
Laboratories in Mountainview, CA; 
Jessica is a cost analyst for Pfizer, 
Inc. • Also married were Dr. Peter 
Eliopoulos and Dr. Theano 
Geraniotis. Peter owns a general 
dental practice in Chelmsford and 
Theano practices general dentistry 
in Woburn; they reside in Westford. 
• Thanks for writing, and please be 
sure to send me updates, especially 
during our reunion year. 



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Alison Mitchell McKee, Esq. 
c/o Hunton & Williams 
P.O. Box 3889 
Norfolk, VA 23514 
(804) 640-5329 

News from our friends was a bit light 
this summer. Here's what I have. • 
Last summer Karen Cammuso 
moved to Rhode Island with her 
husband, Clark Greene, and daugh- 
ter Molly, now 2. She lived in D.C. 
for eleven years, getting her PhD in 
clinical psychology at Catholic Univ. 
and then working for several years. 
Karen is now coordinator of a clinic 
for developmentally disabled chil- 
dren at Bradley Hospital in E. Provi- 
dence. • Nancy Lockett is a pediatric 
nurse practitioner at a regional HMO 
in Seattle. Nancy and her husband 
Steve have three children — 8 and 6- 
year-old boys and a 3-year-old girl. 
• Eric Kaplan was named division 
VP for national consultant and bro- 
ker relations in The Travelers man- 
aged care and employee benefits 
operations in Hartford. • Michael 



Whouley is a self-employed con- 
sultant in political and business af- 
fairs. He and his wife, Sally Kerans, 
who represents the 13th District in 
the Mass. House of Representatives, 
live in Danvers. • Karen Weinacht 
Ruben is a software engineer in 
Southbridge. Her husband Richard 
is a pediatrician in Burlington. • 
Congratulations to Bob Shea who 
was named partner in the law firm of 
Peabody & Brown in Boston. Bob 
and his wife Julie live with their two 
girls, Molly and Annie, in Westwood. 
• Brae and I spent a week in the 
Caribbean to celebrate our tenth 
anniversary. We then flew straight 
to Boston on our way back to join in 
the celebration of Father Neenan's 
1 5th anniversary at BC. It was great 
seeing some of you there. In the 
meantime, please drop me a line so 
my column will be a littler longer 
next time! 



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Lisa M. Capalbo 
49 Maplecrest Dr. 
Greenville, Rl 02828 

I hope everyone enjoyed the sum- 
mer sun. Here's what's been hap- 
pening over the past few months. • 
Edward Spellman was voted town 
accountant in Dorchester. He is a 
CPA who was previously the trea- 
surer/collector for East Bridgewater. 
• Elaine Slathe Joyce wrote of the 
birth of her second son, David 
Michael, last July. He joins brother 
Brian. Elaine works for the National 
Fire Protection Association. "Janet 
Lawler Curtis and husband Paul 
announced the birth of their third 
child, Danny. He joins Matt and 
Allison in Milton. Janet is a major 
account rep. with MCI. She also 
wrote that Tom and Duncan 
Driscoll Finegan are parents of a 
second son, Cavan. He joins brother 
Alex, also in Milton. • Cathy 
Gallagher Malone had her third 
child last July and is working as a 
nutritionist. • Grace Cotter Regan 
has two sons, Luke and Bart. She 
works at Mt. Alvernia Academy in 
Newton. • Rosemarie Cresti 
Holton and husband Brian an- 
nounced the birth of their second 
daughter, Laura Anne. She joins sis- 
ter Jessica in East Brunswick, NJ. • 
Maryellen Murphy of Needham 
received a JD from New England 
School of Law last May. Maryellen 
was editor of the New England Law 
Review. • Ellen Johnson, MD and 
husband Gary became parents for 
the first time to a daughter, Sarah 



Elizabeth, last June. Ellen works in a 
family medical practice in Hershey, 
PA. • Barbara Mello Martins and 
husband Frank live in Brockton. 
They have two children, Lianne and 
Evan. • Glen and Colleen Hayes 
are parents of two boys, Glen and 
Owen. They reside in Rathway, NJ. 
•Jane Lyons Sullivan and husband 
Bob live in Fall River, where Jane is 
an attorney. Their children are Colin 
and Kara. • Jane Fisher Campbell 
and husband Neal live in Cape May, 
NJ with their new daughter Emma. 
Thanks for the news. • The Angell 
Pension Group announced that An- 
drew Hartnett has joined their firm 
as a senior administrator. Andy lives 
in Cumberland, RI with his wife 
Dotty and their two children. • Sue 
Ryan graduated with honors from 
UCLA Law last spring. She is cur- 
rently living in Arizona. • Congratu- 
lations to Peter Lipsky and his wife 
Irene on the birth of their first 
child — a son, Peter! Hope all is well. 
• Jamie and Measi Dalton 
O'Rourke became parents once 
again, number five, to a son, Kevin. 
The O'Rourke clan resides in 
Bartlett, IL. 



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Cynthia J. Bocko 

71 Hood Rd. 

N. Tewksbury, MA 01876 

(508)851-6119 

Lisa Gallagher and husband Greg 
Ruffa are living in London until 
December. Lisa works as an English 
teacher at a private high school, and 
Greg practices law with a U.S. law 
firm. Lisa and Greg welcomed twin 
daughters on April 30. • Doug 
Guyer married Toop Tiffany in 
January. Doug's history professor 
and good friend, Fr. Frank Murphy, 
concelebrated the wedding. The BC 
contingent also included football 
teammates Ed Von Nessen, Nick 
and Steve Lubischer, Scott Nizolek, 
Paul Zdanek, Pat Cooney, Steve 
DeOssie and Chuck Norden. Good 
times were had by all before every- 
one snowmobiled back home. Doug 
and Toop live in Valley Forge Moun- 
tain, PA and were recently visited by 
Junior Poles and family from Roch- 
ester, NY. • Peter Soukas, MD, his 
wife and two children live in Pitts- 
burgh, where Peter joined Cardiol- 
ogy Associates at Allegheny General 
Hospital. Peter was enrolled at Tufts 
medical school with John Carroll 
and Bill Stephan after graduating 
from BC. Bill and wife Renee Bassi 
have two daughters and are expect- 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 21 



CLASSES 



ing a third child. Bill is in Kansas 
City for interventional cardiology 
training. Fellow classmate Ted 
Calianos and new bride Sheryl are 
moving to Chicago, where Ted will 
pursue a one-year hand surgery fel- 
lowship before completing a two- 
year plastic surgery fellowship in 
Galveston. • Darlene D'Arinzo will 
marry Terry Angotto next April. 
Darlene teaches kindergarten in 
Greenwich, CT and lives in River- 
side. • Patty Shea, Cathy Janda and 
Maureen Masci Pendergast had a 
great time at Lynne Lischio's wed- 
ding — she married Steve Moran — 
in Nov. '93. • Patty Shea tied the 
knot in September with Steve Bergey 
and plans to move to Pittsburgh. • . 
Maureen Masci Pendergast and 
husband Bill announced the birth of 
their fourth child in July. • Kristine 
Olsen True, husband John and two 
sons moved to Palm Beach Gardens, 
FL in June. Kristine is busy taking 
care of her two boys and looks for- 
ward to hearing how much snow is 
in the Boston area next winter. • 
Marianne Entwistle Flannery had 
her third child, Kara Grace, in April. 
Marianne presented a workshop at 
the New York State Reading Asso- 
ciation '93 Conference and at 
Adelphi University's Whole Lan- 
guage Institute. • Raymond Rapoza 
has been married since 1991 and 
lives in Attleboro with wife Michelle 
Alabama '82 and their two daugh- 
ters. Raymond has been working with 
Merrill Lynch in Providence as a 
financial consultant for six years. • 
Kathleen Brautigan has spent the 
past two years traveling extensively 
in the U.S. for Prudential Preferred 
Financial Services, with time off for 
vacations in England and St. Lucia. 
Recently promoted to general man- 
ager of agency development, 
Kathleen plans to move to a new 
home and is looking forward to do- 
ing some remodeling. • Luisa Frey 
Gaynor and husband John were 
blessed with a baby girl, Alexandra 
Rachel, in Sept. 1993. Luisa works 
out of her home writing for Cruise 
Industry News part time. Luisa writes 
that Jeanne Ferguson Congdon 
had triplets this past February — two 
boys and a girl! • Last year, William 
Joyce converted his law practice into 
a partnership known as Joyce & 
Henning, Attorneys at Law. The 
practice specializes in property and 
lending law, civil, commercial and 
bankruptcy litigation, and is cur- 
rently committed to open a satellite 
office in midtown Manhattan. • 
Janice Manganello Steffens and 
husband Rob welcomed their first 
child, Kurt Robert, in February. 
Janice works as a lease manager with 



the Beacon Companies in downtown 
Boston. • Mary Beth Cuddy 
Trudeau and husband Mike wel- 
comed their second son, Cameron, 
in May. Mary Beth practices law on 
the Cape with Roberts, Farrell and 
Rowley. • Joanne Onoyan Stokes 
and husband Jeff have one daughter 
and live in N. Attleboro. • Alexander 
Servino, DPM, a podiatric surgeon, 
married Grace Romero, RN in April. 
Formerly in group practice and chief 
of foot surgery at Blanchfield Army 
Hospital in Ft. Campbell, KY, he 
now practices on Cape Cod. • Re- 
cent marriages include: Carolyn 
Cullin and Thomas Osbahr; Carol 
Crimmins and Joseph Noenicks; 
and Kevin Bisson and Leslie Kotas. 
• Katherine Touafek is president 
of the Canton Association of Indus- 
tries. • Tom Sheridan is the after- 
noon disc jockey on WZLX-FM 
(100.7). • John T.Vanderslice was 
named VP of brand development at 
Arby's, Inc. He will be responsible 
for shaping the long term strategic 
vision for the Arby's brand. "Jenni- 
fer Gooding lives on Marlborough 
Street in Back Bay and was recently 
hired as associate creative director 
for Cargill Creative, an advertising 
agency located in Faneuil Hall Mar- 
ketplace. Jennifer spent part of the 
spring cycling through Italy. (Jenni- 
fer, remember me from D.C. 
Heath???). • Christopher P. 
Harvey was elected senior partner 
at Hale and Dorr, one of the largest 
general practice law firms in New 



England. • Timothy Perez com- 
pleted his general surgery residency 
at Univ. of New Mexico and is start- 
ing a master's program in public 
health at Johns Hopkins School of 
Public Health. Timothy lives in 
Washington, DC. • Thanks for the 
flood of correspondence this time 
around — it was a great show of class 
spirit! 



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Carol A. Baclawski, Esq. 

29 Beacon Hill Rd. 

W. Springfield, MA 01089 

(413)737-2166 

Cindy A. Kassanos has been ap- 
pointed financial manager for the 
Boston Center for Adult Education. 
• Raymond Mancini is president of 
the Rhode Island Distributing Co. 
in Cranston. Ray also serves as vice 
chairman of the Board of Trustees at 
Roger Williams Medical Center. • 
Kirk Carter is an attorney with the 
Worcester law firm of Fletcher, 
Tilton & Whipple, PC, a general 
practice firm with 2 3 attorneys. Kirk 
lives in Southboro. • Kate Nugent 
West has joined South Beach Fi- 
nancial Corp. in Riverside, CT as a 
loan officer responsible for originat- 
ing residential mortgages. She lives 
in Westport, CT. • Vince Weiner 
has been appointed VP of J. Brown/ 
LMC Group, a marketing integra- 



tion firm in Stamford, CT. Vince 
also resides in Stamford. • Marga- 
ret Gilligan is a guidance counse- 
lor-in-training at Randolph Junior/ 
Senior High. Margaret is working 
toward her master's degree at 
UMass-Boston. • Patricia Jones 
Paoletta has given birth to her sec- 
ond child, a daughter. Patricia was 
recently promoted and now serves 
as legal advisor to the international 
bureau chief at the Federal Commu- 
nications Commission. She resides 
in Virginia with her family. • 
Carmen Fleetweed married Gor- 
don A. Paul in Upper Montclair, NJ. 
Carmen is a reporter for the NJ 
bureau of the Associated Press. Gor- 
don is a sportswriter for the Dorf 
Feature Service in Mountainside, NJ . 
His articles appear in the Newark 
Star-Ledger. • Jeanne McKenna 
wed Douglas Hobbs at St. Brigid 
Church in Lexington. Following a 
wedding trip to Peter Island, the 
couple settled in Lexington. Jeanne 
works at NE Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. in Boston. Doug is a scientist at 
Raytheon in Lexington. • In West 
Barnstable, Stephen Sotiropoulos 
married Lisa Goodwin. They hon- 
eymooned in Bermuda and now re- 
side in Marstons Mills. Stephen is a 
systems officer for State Street Bank 
in Boston. Lisa is owner/principal of 
Timeless Interiors and Timeless 
Events, an interior design firm and 
special event-planning company. • 
Last Sept. 5 , Vittoria G. Pellegrino 
married Dr. Fausto Petruzziello in 




Alumnae spanning two decades turned out for the annual varsity basketball alumnae game. They include (last 
row, I to r) Carla Wenger '90, Sue Fritsch '90, Margaret Grierson '88, Stephanie Byrd '91, Marybeth 
Holling worth '81, Sally Maderia '86, Mary Reed Cinotta '72 and Kristin Cieplicki UVM '83, wife of assistant 
coach Keith Cieplicki. (Front row, / to r) Amy Campbell '81 , Patricia Turczynski '86, Anne Murray '82, Carol 
Flaherty O'Neill '79, Lynn Levins Costello '83, Rita Roach '86 and Kate Carey Mercurio '84. 



22 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



North Reading. A reception was held 
at the Bay Tower Room in Boston. 
The couple honeymooned in Disney 
World and Sanibel Island, FL and 
now live in Rome, Italy. Vittoria had 
worked with Exhibit Express/ Allied 
Van Lines of Lexington. Fausto is a 
fourth-year resident surgeon at the 
University of Rome's La Sapienza 
Hospital; he's also a medical officer 
with the Italian Military State Police 
in Rome, Italy. • Liz Zima now 
works as a fund-raiser for the Ameri- 
can Red Cross in Providence, RI and 
lives in Newport, along with Mark 
MacGillivray and his wife Denise. 
Liz recently got together with RNs 
Mary Marzullo and Carrie Boyd; 
she also receives up-to-the-minute 
news flashes' from Jerry Giordano, 
who is a reporter for ABC in Buffalo. 
Jerry is on assignment in LA, cover- 
ing the OJ Simpson trial. He can be 
seen in most cities on the noon news. 
• Please write — news needed! 



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[Reunion 



MAY 19- 21*1995 



Barbara Ward Wilson 
32 Saw Mill Ln. 
Medfield, MA 02052 
(508) 359-6498 

Pam Risio married Vinnie Ferraro 
on July 30 in Rye, NY. Pam works at 
Applied Graphics Technologies in 
NYC; she and Vinnie live in Rye 
Brook, NY. Attending the wedding 
were: Eileen Goerss Thornberry, 
who lives in Brecksville, OH with 
her husband Mike; Jon and Rachel 
O'Hara Kurtyka; Mary Tyrrel 
Coughlin and her husband Chris, 
who live in Framingham (Mary 
works in Boston at Fleet and they 
recently had their first child, John); 
Shelly and Dan MacGillivary, who 
live in Sharon with their daughter 
Erin; Lisa Hartunian Campbell and 
her husband Steve, who live outside 
Atlanta, GA; and Tom and Sally 
Tychanich Healy, who live in 
Norwalk, CT. Also invited, but un- 
able to attend, were: Alison Rich, 
who is living in London; and Bill 
and Lisa Slater, who are living in 
Maryland with their three children, 
Ellie, Katie and Jack. • Anne 
McHugh Schneider and her hus- 
band Neil were joined by their first 
child, a beautiful baby girl named 
Madeline Grace, on April 23. Anne, 
Neil and Madeline are living happily 
in S. Natick. • Kathy Hart recently 
earned her PhD from BC in psy- 
chology. • Betsy Poel is a sales man- 
ager at the Four Seasons Hotel in 
Boston. • Joe Duggan and his wife 
Lindsay live in Ridgewood, NJ with 



their daughters Danielle and 
Nichole. • Paula Troy Perry and 
her husband Steve are living in 
Tuscon, AZ. • Sandra Florescu 
Lobkowicz and her husband Will 
are living in Prague. • Reenie 
Kelleher is living in Boston and 
working for Hanes. • Sue Feeney 
and Bill Sullivan recently got en- 
gaged. Sue recently returned from a 
vacation in Ireland with Kathleen 
Fletcher and is teaching in Harvard. 
Bill works at Sullivan Insurance in 
Quincy and Kathleen is an accoun- 
tant in NJ. • Paul Cushing married 
Carol Anne O'Malley on Oct. 15 in 
Centerville. Paul is a lawyer at 
Choate, Hall and Stewart in Boston. 
• Onjune 4, Robert Clenente mar- 
ried Donna Pappertin Canandaigua, 
NY. Jim Tyma, Steve Sitley and 
John Sadowey attended. The new- 
lyweds went to Aruba for their hon- 
eymoon. The day after the wedding, 
Jim Kelly and his three-year-old 
son Brendan met John Sadowey in 
Cooperstown for a visit to the Base- 
ball Hall of Fame. •Stuart and Ann- 
Marie Norton Hershman are living 
in Attleboro with their two sons — 
Brian, who was born on Dec. 3, 1993, 
and Daniel, who is two. After teach- 
ing special education for seven years, 
Ann-Marie is really enjoying staying 
at home and raising the boys. • Lisa 
Lee Intinarelli was married on Oct. 
30, 1993 to Dean Alexander. Lisa is 
working as an RN-clinical supervi- 
sor for Olsten-Kimberly Quality 
Care in Chelmsford where she lives. 
Lisa recently visited Debbie 
DeSimone Beauvais, her husband 
Paul and their new son Brian at 
Debbie's home in RI. • Karen 
Riordan is working as an account 
group director at Pagano Schenck & 
Kay, a marketing agency in Provi- 
dence. Karen lives in Attleboro with 
her husband Michael . • Brian Farley 
and his wife Linda announced the 
birth of their son, Kevin Charles, on 
April 2. Kevin was 8 lbs., 8 oz. and 
21" long. The Farley family lives in 
Maynard. • Bryan and Carolyn 
McCahill McKigney and their one- 
year-old son Sean were joined by 
Jillian Leigh on May 24. The 
McKigneys are living in Toronto. • 
My husband Gerard and I were 
joined by our first child — a son, Tho- 
mas Gerard — on May 25. We are 
really enjoying parenthood. • Please 
keep your notes and cards coming 
my way. They really help to make 
the column more fun for everyone. 
In this reunion year, I would love to 
share updates on as many of our 
classmates as I possibly can. 



86 



Karen Broughton Boyarsky 
74 Christopher Ln. 
Guilford, CT 06437 

Hi! Hope all is well with everyone! 
We've had lots of exciting news from 
lots of classmates! • Glenn Gulino 
is certainly making a name for him- 
self in the entertainment field, fol- 
lowing in the footsteps of Michael 
Ovitz and Barry Diller. According 
to the New York Times, Glenn re- 
cently gave up his 6-digit salary in a 
prestigious law firm to become a 
mail room clerk at the William 
Morris Agency. Don't be mistaken — 
landing this job was no small feat, as 
he was one of 12 new trainees se- 
lected from a pool of 500! Good 
luck, Glenn, and remember us little 
guys in a few years! • Tony Will- 
iams was recently named Best 
Weather Reporter in Washington, 
DC. He's also one of the most eli- 
gible bachelors in that area, so watch 
out, Tony — you may be receiving 
calls from classmates! • Shaun Kelly, 
Republican state rep. from the 2nd 
Berkshire District, is serving his 2nd 
term in the MA House of Represen- 
tatives. He's an advocate of more 
money for education and lower elec- 
tric rates for his constituents. Keep 
up the good work, Shaun! • Chris- 
topher Felker recently had his work, 
"Reinventing Cotton Mather in the 
American Renaissance: Magnolia 
Christi Americana in Hawthorne, 
Stowe and Stoddard" published by 
the Northeastern Univ. Press. Con- 
gratulations! • John Donnelly has 
recently been elected to the board of 
directors of the New Orleans People 
with AIDS Coalition. Good luck with 
your new endeavor. • Hello to Tracy 
Guy, who wrote with news of herself 
and other classmates! Tracy lives in 
the Back Bay and sells fiber optic 
networks for Metropolitan Fiber 
Systems in Boston. She reports that 
Lauri McClellan lives in Watertown 
and works for AT&T. Hi to Scott 
O'Koniewski, who's married and 
lives in Melrose with his wife and 
daughter, Molly. Laune Kahle is 
recently married and has relocated 
back to Boston from NYC. Thanks 
for the update, Tracy! • Debra 
Racaniello Reed lives and works in 
NYC for Citicorp — a banking, in- 
vesting and borrowing service for 
high net-worth individuals — as a 
Citigold Executive. • We've had lots 
of weddings!! Congratulations to 
Kerstin Gnazzo on her recent mar- 
riage to Paul Hawkings. Kerstin has 
an MBA from Pace Univ.; the couple 
will live in Farmington, CT. • James 



Blue was married last winter to 
Kristine Krueger. James is president 
of the Bostonian Group of Chestnut 
Hill. • Hi to Mike and Jane 
Feitelberg Mackeen, who were 
married last winter and live in New- 
ton. How was Australia? • Nunzia 
DeDominicis was married in July 
to Don Battistoni. They've recently 
bought a home in Connecticut. 
Luisa DeDominicis was a brides- 
maid and Linda McCarthy Dair 
sang at the ceremony. • Greg 
Zuercher recently married Sofia Lai 
in Manhattan; the couple will live 
there until Greg finishes his resi- 
dency in rehabilitation medicine at 
Mt. Sinai Hospital. Congrats to all 
our recently wed classmates! • Last 
but not least, there have been a lot of 
future Eagles born recently! Our 
best wishes go out to Annie Pecevich 
Rolincik on the birth of her 3rd 
child, Michael, who joins sistersjes- 
sica and Kylie! Annie says 'hi' to 
nursing classmates Ann Marie, Barry, 
Bernie, Betsy, Caryn, Claire, Gail, 
Jennifer and Paula! • Also 'hi' to 
Eileen and George Gonser, who 
have a new son, Christian George. 
No, George, I only have two kids!! 
They keep me plenty busy for the 
time being!! • Susan and John 
Cullen have a new baby girl, Beatrice 
Clara, and also just purchased a 
TCBY franchise in Crofton, MD! 
Congrats! • Thanks to Kim Norton 
Chipman for the announcement of 
her first child, Ryan, born last spring! 
She also informed us that Alison 
McAlary Bullock has a new baby, 
Amy! • If you're interested in get- 
ting information about the alumni 
group in your area, please call the 
Alumni office at (800) 669-8430. 
Also, if you know anyone who doesn't 
receive BCM, include their name 
and address in your correspondence 
with me and I'll be sure to get them 
on our mailing list! Happy holidays! 
Send us a Christmas card — we'd love 
to hear from you! 



87 



Catherine Stanton 
8 Ellsworth St. 
Braintree, MA 02 184 
(800)200-1636 

Hello! It's hard to believe that the 
holiday season is upon us already — 
1994 has gone by in a flash! Our 
Homecoming party in September 
was a great success. Over 200 class- 
mates mixed and mingled with the 
Class of '86 in the new dining facility 
on lower campus. We're planning a 
basketball event for early '95, so be 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 23 



CLASSES 



on the lookout for ticket info. soon. 
Also coming up is our 2nd annual 
Christmas Party for the residents of 
the Round Hill Nursing Home on 
Sat., Dec. 10. It was a lot of fun last 
year, so please call me for more in- 
formation if you'd like to volunteer 
a few hours. Now, on to what's new. 
• I had a great conversation with 
Dawn Curtis, who's the new direc- 
tor of public relations at the Meridien 
Hotel in Boston. She's living in 
Charlestown, and passed along this 
news: Meghan Mahoney is living in 
NYC, and is in sales for Harrison 
Conference Centers; Monique 
Deragon Donovan is practicing law 
with Cushing & Dolan and lives in 
Salem, NH with her husband; Kevin 
and Suzanne Pannuto Stevens are 
dividing their time between Boston 
and Pittsburgh, where Kevin is play- 
ing for the Penguins; Katie 
Molumphy McNamara and hus- 
band John have four children and 
are living in Newton. Katie just re- 
ceived her MBA from BC and is the 
assistant head pro at Longwood. Jere 
and Missie Tyrrell Doyle and their 
two children are back from London 
and are living in Belmont; Susan 
Donovan and Paul Prudente were 
married on New Year's Eve and live 
in Quincy. • I also had a great talk 
with Paul Roselli, who just bought 
a home in the "fair city" (his quotes!) 
of Woburn. Paul is an administra- 
tive officer with Brown Brothers 
Harriman, and had this news to share: 
Pete Chabot married Sharyn 
Kaplan and they live in Sharon; Al 
Berardi has returned from the West 
Coast after successfully completing 
the Univ. of Illinois graduate pro- 
gram; Gerard Butler is living in 
Woburn and continues his prosecut- 
ing career as an asst. DA in Middlesex 
County; Chris O'Reilly married 
Marybeth Ferris in September. Chris 
is working as an account executive 
for Health Payment Review. • Bob 
Checkosky wrote to say that he was 
married in July to Diane Labuda. 
He's working as a commercial ac- 
counts sales rep for Aetna Life and 
Casualty in Quincy. He and Diane 
are living in Sturbridge after taking 
a two week honeymoon in Hawaii . • 
Ina Missie Bertolino married Ohio 
Wesleyan grad Rowland Chip 
Bankes, Jr. in October '93 . BC class- 
mates at the wedding were Leslie 
McNaney, Maria Centeio and Julia 
Billo; Dean Michael Ryan was a spe- 
cial guest. Missie is employed as a 
national bank examiner by the Of- 
fice of the Comptroller of the Cur- 
rency, Dept. of the Treasury, and 
they are living in Boston. * I got a 
great postcard of Sun Valley Resort 
in Idaho, which is where Elizabeth 



Dougal spent her honeymoon. She 
married Yale grad Robert Weiboldt 
in August. Fr. Julio Giulietti, SJ flew 
in from DC to witness the vows; 
classmates there were Maureen 
O'Brien and Carolee Burton Kunz 
Law '91. Elizabeth and Rob are liv- 
ing in Chicago where she's practic- 
ing law part-time as a trusts and 
estates attorney, as well as dancing 
with the Boitsov Classical Ballet Co. 
She welcomes any classmates who 
are passing through Chicago to give 
her a call. ».My former roommate 
Betsy Croke married Frank 
Comprani in August; they are living 
in Quincy. Another of my former 
roommates just gave birth to her 
first child. Corrine Nicole Widell 
was born in August to Dave and 
Shawn Curren Widell. They are 
living in Colorado where Dave is in 
his 5th season as a Denver Bronco. 
Congratulations also to Alan and 
Carol Wegman Stone on the birth 
of Emily Ann in October '93. The 
Stones are living in Morristown NJ. 
Laura and Gerry McAree are also 
the proud parents of a baby girl. 
Amanda Lee was born in August; 
they are living in Silver Springs, MD. 
Jorge and Ana Alonso Acosta are 
living in W. Orange, NJ and wrote 
to tell me of the birth of their son 
Gregory in June. They are enjoying 
parenthood immensely. Beth and 
Michael Haggerty just bought a 
house in Belmont and had their first 
child, Robert Francis. • And finally, 
from our brush with fame files comes 
the report that on a recent flight to 
Heathrow, Jim McEleney was 
bumped up to first class and found 
himself sitting next to Princess 
Diana! She was returning from her 
vacation on Martha's Vineyard. They 
chatted for the 5 1/2 hour trip, and 
he found her to be "charming and 
stable." Just let us know if you start 
getting any crank phone calls, Jim! 



88 



Kara Connell Thompson 
338 Meadowview Dr. 
Collegeville, PA 1 9426 
(610)489-0837 

Hi everyone! I've received a lot of 
letters, so I'll get as many in as I can 
on this one, and save the rest for next 
time. Here's the latest: Congratula- 
tions to Patrick and Colleen Daly 
Coffey on the birth of their second 
daughter last Feb.! Pat is working as 
a commercial real estate appraiser 
and Colleen is a marketing manager 
and second VP at Chase Manhattan 
Bank. • Steve and Christine 



Lubeski Cooper are the proud par- 
ents of Sarah (born 6/93) and Tho- 
mas (born 6/94). Busy year for the 
Coopers! ! The Coffeys and Coopers 
were planning to meet at West Point 
for the game in October, and were 
going to meet up with a coach for the 
competition, Timmy Callahan! • 
Another B51 roommate, Mike Grif- 
fin, was married to Amy Curtin this 
September in Andover. • Chris 
Tarmey is also hopping on the mar- 
riage bandwagon, while Mike 
Layden is the last bachelor of B5 1 . 
Dr. Layden is pursuing a fellowship 
in cardiology in the Albany area. • 
Jim and Michelle Marden Cuff 
recently celebrated the birth of their 
third (wow!) child, Alexa Rose, who 
joins her brothers Patrick and Calvin. 

• David DeGeorge and Sue 
Connolly celebrated their first an- 
niversary in September and are liv- 
ing in Melrose. Sean Curran and 
Rich O'Connor were groomsmen 
while Christine McMenimen and 
Colleen Daly Coffey attended as 
bridesmaids. • Thanks to Marilyn 
Larned Soraghan for writing in to 
let us know that she and husband 
Brian will soon be celebrating their 
first anniversary, as well as the birth 
of their first child, due in Septem- 
ber. Former roommates Kathy 
Franco, Colleen Mullen and Jenny 
Walsh were in Marilyn's wedding 
party. Jenny and Bill Frain finally 
tied the knot in September at New- 
ton Chapel. Marilyn also caught up 
with former roommates Lynn 
Leighley McGinley (living in New 
York) and Kim Christman (a New 
Jersey resident) when the girls got 
together up at Lake Winnepasaukee. 

• In June, Carol Reardon married 
Jud Hawk at the Cape, and the couple 
is now living in Colorado. • Also out 
West are Elena Valdez and her fi- 
ance, Kelley Garvey, living in Ari- 
zona, while Colleen Mullen has 
moved to the San Diego area. • Also 
engaged are Kristen Vaughan and 
Mark Beaulieu, who are busy plan- 
ning their upcoming wedding. • 
Syrene Conn Reilly and husband 
Stephen were married at St. Ignatius 
last June, with a reception at the 
World Trade Center. They excit- 
edly report that they are shopping 
for a home in the Hingham area. 
After spending a four-year stint with 
Price Waterhouse, Syrene has given 
up tax consulting to assume her cur- 
rent position as controller of inter- 
national business for Trans National 
Group in Boston. An assistant VP 
now, Syrene is forced to travel 
throughout Paris, London, and Ger- 
many. Oh, what a shame! • Gracias 
to Kathy Cieslukowski Godrick 
for giving us the latest on her crowd. 



Kathy was married in May to Chet 
Godrick and earns her living as a 
finance manager for TSSG of First 
Data Corp. in Boston. • Also work- 
ing in Boston, Lisa Marinaro is with 
Cabot Corp. and is enrolled at Suf- 
folk Univ. in an MBA program. Lisa 
and Kevin Smith tied the knot in 
October 1992. • Exchanging vows 
in October 1993 were Mary Boyle 
and BC Law grad Anthony Bova, 
who now live in San Francisco. As 
you might have guessed, Anthony is 
an attorney, while Mary is an editor. 
• While we're on the subject of law, 
Veronica Noonan practices medi- 
cal malpractice defense for the law 
firm of McKissock and Hossman. • 
And still on the subject, Ada 
Dominguez has taken up private 
practice in Puerto Rico, having com- 
pleted BC Law in 1991. • Diane 
Bias is an accounting manager in 
Wayland, and was wed to Dennis 
Marcou in September of this year. • 
Leslie Montgomery Martin has 
settled in the Seattle area with her 
husband Tom, where she is an audit 
manager with Price Waterhouse. • 
Leslie attended the wedding of 
former roomie Juliane Farrand and 
Nikolai Kambiz Bahram in Febru- 
ary. Julie and Nick both work at 
Digital; Julie is employed in the fi- 
nance department and Nick is an 
engineer. The couple is residing in 
Southboro. • Following are updates 
on some of our classmates that were 
spotted at Juliane's wedding: 
Carolyn Maguire Howard and her 
husband Bob are the very proud par- 
ents of Jennifer Lynn, 2. Carolyn 
went back to BC for her MEd and 
was teaching before the birth of her 
daughter. • Rose Marie Joly has 
graduated BC Law and is clerking 
for a circuit judge in New Hamp- 
shire. She is still very active in danc- 
ing. • After successfully defending 
her thesis and receiving her master's 
degree in Feb., Paula Zuffante is 
pursuing her doctorate in 
neuropsychology. 



89 



Joanne Foley 

936 E. Fourth St. #3 

S. Boston, MA 02 1 27 

(617)464-3300 

Many thanks to those who orga- 
nized the festivities for our 5th-year 
reunion — it was a great time! • Re- 
cent class notes: Kevin Elwood, a 
certified public accountant, has been 
appointed controller of Emerson 
College. • Nicholas J. Psyhogeos 
recently joined the Boston law firm 



24 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



of Sherburne, Powers & Needham, 
PC. • A quick correction from the 
winter '93 issue: Maureen O'Brien 
received an MD-PhD from UMass 
Medical School and is doing her 
residency at Mt. Auburn Hospital. It 
was printed that Maureen received a 
PhD, which is incorrect. • Mark 
Syms, MD graduated from Jefferson 
Medical College and is pursuing a 
residency in otorhinolaryngology. • 
Joe Iocono, MD also recently gradu- 
ated from Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege. He's pursuing a career in 
general surgery at Penn State's 
Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, 
PA. Joe is engaged to Susan Granieri 
and plans a Nov. '94 wedding. • 
Marc Adams is the brewer at Light- 
house Brewpub in Lincoln City, OR. 
After frolicking in Lake Tahoe for 4 
years, he's landed on the shores of 
the Oregon coast and is experienc- 
ing the joys and miseries of constant 
rainfall. • Stu Seigel, Bill Newbauer 
and Eric Olsson were recently spot- 
ted at Bally's Grand in Atlantic City. 
Eric began his residency in urology 
at Yale Univ. Hospital. Eric & Bill 
will be living together in the New 
Haven, CT area — Sparky and 
Samantha will be reunited. • Anne 
Leschin is a financial analyst for 
Montgomery Securities in San Fran- 
cisco. • Kathryn Dunn married 
Norman Harbinson last Sept. in 
Mashpee. Kathryn is a relocation 
coordinator at Prudential Reloca- 
tion Management. • Cara 
Babachicos married Keith Polaski. 
• Erin Drakeley married Steve 
O'Brien '87 on June 2 5 in Woodbury, 
CT. Erin and Steve live in San Fran- 
cisco. • Bill Hogan and Katie Frost 
were married onjune 1 1 in Rockville 
Center, NY. Bill works for EMC 
Corp. and Katie teaches in NY. • 
Stacey Tedeschi married Rob 
Grant on April 16 in Hanover; the 
couple lives in Pembroke. • Carolyn 
Bailey recently moved to San Fran- 
cisco and works for Donne Tennis 
Racquets. • Linda Plate worked in 
Chicago for the summer while on 
break from Kellogg. • Kevin 
Rethone recently graduated from 
Dickinson School of Law. • Tommy 
Kurtz completed his master's de- 
gree in public administration from 
Louisiana State Univ. in May '91. 
He then developed the Marketing 
Research Dept. of the Louisiana 
Lottery Corp. Presently, Tommy is 
the deputy director of economic de- 
velopment for the City of New Or- 
leans, and operates Development 
Associates, a consulting business. 
Tommy will marry Rachel Everett 
of New Orleans in April '9 5 . • Frank 
Koughan is wondering what you're 
up to? • Maria Garrido earned a 



master's degree in translation at the 
Univ. of Puerto Rico. • Michael 
and Laurette Casamassima Klier 
are living in Essex, CT with their 
bull mastiff puppy, Myles. Michael 
is a partner with Brooks Associates 
and Laurette is a lst-grade teacher 
in East Haddam, CT. Laurette re- 
ceived her MEd from BC. • Amy 
Thrailkill married Joe Deveny in 
Newton lastjune; they currently live 
in Larchmont, NY. The bridal party 
included Laurette Klier, Liz Reilly, 
Gina Ritcey, Terese Russell and 
Kim Caruso. • The women of Mod 
33B are posting an all-points bulle- 
tin for Parti Dupont. Boheme or 
not, we want you back — call one of 
us! • Brian Zilvitis and Samantha 
Brush were married in Newport, RI 
on April 2 3 . Brian and Sam are mov- 
ing back to Boston this fall while 
Brian pursues his MBA at MIT's 
Sloane School. • Michele 
McGovern married James Gilbert 
last April in Newport. Michele is a 
marketing specialist with Thomson 
Financial Services. • Diane 
Chrismer married Curtis Patton last 
fall. Diane graduated from the Univ. 
of Baltimore School of Law and is 
currently employed in the Ellicott 
City public defender's office. The 
couple resides in Baltimore. • 
Lauren O'Brien has been named 
senior planner for Ketchum Adver- 
tising/Pittsburgh. • Lisa Pucillo and 
Paul Cosgrove were married last 
year — congrats! — and live in Avon. 
• Lisa Connell and John McNamara 
also married last year. Lisa is a nurse 
in charge of a general medical floor 
at Brigham & Women's Hospital. 



90 



[Reunion 



MAY 19 -21 "1995 



Kara Corso Nelson 
2 100 Dover Ct. 
Windsor, CT 06095 
(203) 285-8626 

I received so many updates this time, 
I ran out of room! Mike Valkanas is 
saving lives as a paramedic for 
Norwood and South Shore Hospi- 
tals. • Justin Maiona Law '93 spe- 
cializes in family law and 
employment discrimination at 
Maiona Associates on State Street in 
Boston. • John Harrington (MA 
Univ. College, Dublin '92) is a stock- 
broker for Fidelity Investments in 
Boston. • Mark Harrington (Suf- 
folk Law '93) specializes in environ- 
mental law at Associated Industries 
of Mass. (All four live together on 
Lowell Ave. in Newtonville.) • 
Maureen Harrington is a legal as- 
sistant at Zankel & McGrane, a small 



civil litigation law firm in San Fran- 
cisco. She's finished her first year of 
law school at the Univ. of San Fran- 
cisco. • Julia Allen McNuIty and 
husband Chris live in Milton and are 
looking for a house to feather the 
nest for their first baby, due in Nov. 

• Barb Mischlich Bins and hus- 
band Bill live in Kansas and are also 
expecting a baby. • Christine 
DeGraan completed her master's in 
public relations this past December 
at BU. • Pamela DiPasquale teaches 
high school English; she will enter 
Emerson College this fall to pursue 
a master's in performing arts. • 
James Clifford is a revenue officer 
for the IRS. • Matt Pepe and 
Carolyn Casamassima were mar- 
ried in June. Matt graduated from 
Georgetown Medical School and is 
a resident at UPenn. Carolyn has a 
master's in social work and is a thera- 
pist; they reside in Cherry Hill, NJ. 

• Michael Monsour was promoted 
to the rank of full lieutenant in the 
Navy and was transferred from San 
Diego to Newport, RI to teach at the 
Surface Warfare School. • Nelson 
Lee graduated from Pepperdine Law 
and is a deputy prosecutor for the 
Washington State Prosecutor's Of- 
fice in Seattle. • Herman Gomez 
and Ana Pis-Lopez '91 are engaged 
to marry next June in New Jersey. 
Herman graduated from UMass 
Medical School and is a resident in 
internal medicine at BU Medical 
Center. Ana is a research assistant in 
microbiology at Harvard Medical 
School. • Roz Collins married 
Michael Gibbard in May and gradu- 
ated from UMass Medical in June. 
They live in Newton, and Roz is a 
resident in internal medicine at BU. 

• Adrienne Burke is senior editor 
of an industrial trade publication in 
Philadelphia. • Audrey Gerlach 
works for the Fund for Constitu- 
tional Government in Washington. 

• Frank Campbell is getting his 
master's in health administration at 
Washington Univ. School of Medi- 
cine in St. Louis. • Geoff Richman 
teaches at a school for children with 
emotional disabilities in Portland, 
OR. • Lynnly Tydings married 
Philip Lynch in May. Lynnly works 
for Catholic Charities and is in 
graduate school at Washington 
Theological Union. •Melissa Glass 
and Joe Shoenfeld were married in 
Greenwich last Nov. by BC's Fr. 
McGowan. Joe is an accounting su- 
pervisor for State Street Bank in 
Manhattan and Melissa is a group 
service supervisor for Oxford Health 
Plans in Norwalk, CT. • Barrie 
Tyler moved to Seattle where she 
teaches 4th grade English, social 
studies and Spanish. She is looking 



for any BC grads living in the Seattle 
area. Barrie's address is: 8622 1st 
Ave, NW, Seattle, WA 98117. • 
Jules Ryan is a reporter on WITN- 
TV, the NBC station in Greenville, 
NC. She graduated from American 
Univ. last spring with a master's in 
broadcast journalism and public af- 
fairs. • Javier Barrera-Gonzalez 
lives in Osaka, Japan. He is traveling 
in Latin America for five months 
and will then enter Colegio de 
Mexico to review for the Mexican 
Foreign Service Exam. • Jeff 
Ackerman and Abby Casner are 
engaged and plan a June wedding. 
They live in Chicago where Jeff at- 
tends the Kellogg School of Man- 
agement at Northwestern Univ. • 
Brian Friel and Mary Margaret 
Lewis are engaged and will also 
marry in June. Mary Margaret is a 
fourth-year medical student at 
Georgetown and plans a career in 
ob/gyn. Brian graduated from St. 
John's Law School and is working 
for Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch in 
Morristown, NJ. • Joe Diaz is a 
third-year medical student at Brown 
and is planning to go into family 
practice. • Dan Touhey graduated 
from NYU business school and is a 
product manager with L&F Prod- 
ucts, Inc. of Montvale, NJ. • Bob 
Llewellyn is in his second year at 
Notre Dame business school (but is 
still a loyal BC football fan!); he 
interned at Reebok, Inc. this past 
summer. • Tim Hunt is a first-year 
law student at Catholic Univ. and a 
legislative assistant to Governor 
Weld in Washington. • Charlie 
Karustis is an environmental con- 
sultant in Seattle. • Paul Kotz is still 
a commodities trader on the Chi- 
cago Board of Trade. • Jim Anton 
is Chief of Staff to U.S. Representa- 
tive Marilyn Lloyd (D-TN). • Tim 
Quigley works for Senator Bill Bra- 
dley. • John Toomey works for a 
non-profit group settingup exchange 
programs with the former Soviet 
Union. • Bernard Gallagher is an 
attorney wj th Price Waterhouse, also 
in DC. • Victoria Vizoso-Ferstler 
married on August 6 and works for a 
community development firm. 
Maribel Rojas married Victoria's 
cousin Luis lastjune and works for 
Vinfen. • Stephanie Rosanelli lives 
in Newport Beach, CA and works 
for CB Commercial Real Estate 
Group as a commercial leasing and 
sales agent for retail properties. • 
Jean Graham is now in the corpo- 
rate communications dept. of Camp 
Dresser & McKee, an international 
environmental engineering and con- 
sulting firm in Cambridge. 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 25 



CLASSES 



91 



Christine Bodoin 
55 Lands End Ln. 
Sudbury, MA 01 776 

Bill Vandenberg has been living in 
Denver since graduation. He works 
for CoPIRG, a non-profit citizens' 
group, as a field organizer for clean 
air, recycling and campaign finance 
reform. He can sometimes be seen 
oh the local news. • Chico 
Membreno is studying architecture 
at Harvard Graduate School of De- 
sign. • Craig Iannini is studying 
African history at the Univ. of Cape 
Town in S. Africa. He will marrying 
Alex, a British South African medi- 
cal intern, in January '95. • Woody 
Kaestner is back East after living in 
Jackson, WY and Crested Butte, CO. 
He is studying to be a chef at New 
England Culinary Institute in Mont- 
pelier, VT. • Dave O'Neil lives in 
Cambridge and is a bike courier in 
Boston. He coaches the BC women's 
crew program. • Ailis Clyne fin- 
ished her third year of medical school 
at Brown and lives in Providence. • 
Kim Punsalon lives in Beacon Hill 
and studies at Suffolk Law. • Ally 
Kopicki lives in Athens, GA. * 
Tonya Campbell, on leave from 
BC Law, has left her hometown of 
Denver for the Bay Area to work for 
a computer firm. • Reiko Kojima 
work's for Baxter Healthcare Sys- 
tems in Tokyo and travels frequently 
to the States. • Kelly Hicks re- 
turned from Jamaica where she vol- 
unteered for two years. Kelly is now 
in a master's program at Yale Divin- 
ity School. • Sean Salene was desig- 
nated a Naval Aviator. He was 
presented with the "Wings of Gold" 
which marked the culmination of 
months of flight training. Sean joined 
the Marine Corps in May '91. • 
Antonia Soares graduated law 
school last May along with 
Annabelle Berrios, Paul Joy and 
Howard Gregory. Antonia is a pub- 
lic defender in Boston. • Meika 
Ingram received her master's from 
Emerson College and now works for 
MTV. • Kellyann Bartolomei and 
Anthony Parlardo were married in 
Sept. '93 in Long Island, NY. In 
attendance were Keith Solomon, 
Gene Reed, Jacqueline McClean, 
Tsedal Beyene, Dominique Verdieu, 
Monique Acevedo and Alycia 
Sarjeant. They are also the proud 
parents of Alexis Torri born on Feb. 
1 1 . Anthony would like to know the 
whereabouts of Kenny Norwood '92 . 
• Roman Uschak worked for the 
New Jersey Devils as a media rela- 
tions assistant during the '94 Stanley 



Cup Playoffs. Before that he worked 
for the National Hockey League 
helping with the 45th NHL All- 
Star Game last January at Madison 
Square Garden. Roman is now a 
freelance writer and photographer 
covering Roller Hockey Interna- 
tional and playing senior hockey in 
Bridgewater, NJ. • Shaun 
McNamara lives in Arlington, VA 
and works in the financial manage- 
ment dept. of the USDA Food and 
Nutrition Service. • Andrew 
Karpinski proposed to Pamela Leve 
'92 on Martha's Vineyard. The wed- 
ding is planned for fall '95. • Peter 
Ray completed his third year of 
medical school in Buffalo and is 
applying to general surgery pro- 
grams (anywhere warm) this fall. 
Peter also interviews potential 
transfer students to BC. • Chris- 
tine Kaufman Keene and her hus- 
band David Keene '89 relocated 
from Connecticut to Coral Springs, 
FL. Chris works for John Nuveen 
as a sales associate. • Angie LaRosa 
is in her second year of medical 
school at Univ. of W. Virginia. • 
Jeanne Cox married Mark Connon 
'86 last June at BC. They live in 
Newton. Jeanne works for Adion 
Advertising. • Mary Vassallo gradu- 
ated from BC Law and got engaged 
to Rob Slinkard on the same week- 
end last May. She works for a Phila- 
delphia law firm. • Stephanie 
Denmark married Matt Lundy on 
Nov. 5. Steph is assistant logistics 
project manager for Sara Lee Knit 
Products in N. Carolina, but they 
plan to move to Conn. • Deana 
Andrus is a social worker in Conn. 
She received her master's in social 
work from Simmons in '93. Mary, 
Steph and Deana were bridesmaids 
in Jeanne's wedding. Also there was 
Carolyn Bagley, who was promoted 
to trust supervisor at the Boston Co. 
She can be seen around Boston with 
Jim Bianchi. • Tara Maddock 
moved to Boston after graduating 
from Vanderbilt Univ. in Tennessee 
with a master's in audiology. Tara 
works for Boston Children's Hospi- 
tal and enjoys being in Boston after 
spending almost three years away 
from the city and her sweetheart 
Greg Varga. Greg is in his third 
year at BC Law. • Jennifer Ament 
married Mark Moeller in Milwau- 
kee, WI last January. Kathleen 
Byrne was the only '91er in atten- 
dance because Margaret Hegarty 
and Jill Kaczynski were snowed in 
at Logan the day before the wed- 
ding! Jen graduated last May from 
Marquette Law in Milwaukee with 
Dave Delany and Lara San Giovani. 
Both Dave and Lara returned to 
Boston. Jen joined the Wisconsin 




The BC Nurses' Association presented its second annual Nursing 
Achievement Award to Mary Ann Breen '94 {right) at a luncheon held 
during Commencement Weekend. Presenting the award are Anna K. 
Federico '63 and Dorothy Bagnell Kelliher '57, ga&s '62. 



Bar Association and works for a law 
firm in Milwaukee. • Nicole Herbs.t 
graduated from Gonzaga Law in 
Spokane, WA. • The friends ofjohn 
DiBartolo would like to make a spe- 
cial congratulatory note to John on 
leaving his office space at UVA. • 
Ana Pis-Lopez is engaged to 
Herman I. Gomez '90 with a wed- 
ding planned nextjune. Ana received 
her master's in biology from BC last 
May and works as a research assis- 
tant in microbiology at Harvard 
Medical School. • Thanks to 
Anamirta Otero, one of my best 
friends and BC roommate for three 
years, for getting back in touch. 



92 



Paul L. Cantello 
60 Parmelee Ave. 
Hawthorne, NJ 07506 

Received a card from Cathy 
Lapychak and Chris Martin. Cathy 
works for Deloitte and Touche in 
Stamford, CT. Chris is a 3rd-year 
medical student at New York Medi- 
cal College. They are engaged to be 
married in April '96. • David Hardy 
was appointed to the position of so- 
cial worker for the Suffolk County 
Sheriffs Dept. House of Correction 
in Mass. • Rich Williams works at 
the Harvard School of Public Health 
where he assists three directors. He 
also helps fundraise for the Harvard 
AIDS Institute and does some 
freelance music writing. • Kris 
Hagar is the promotion coordina- 



tor at KSJO Radio San Jose, San 
Francisco. After graduation, she 
worked for WZLX Radio in Boston. 
She's our class fan for the San Jose 
Sharks. • Jon Doran is a sales repre- 
sentative for Integrated Computer 
Systems. He will be a student again 
this fall when he starts at Suffolk 
Univ. Law School. This summer he 
drove to Boulder, CO by way of 
Niagara Falls, Ann Arbor, MI and 
Mt. Rushmore. • Elizabeth Meola 
is teaching social studies at Asbury 
Park High School in Asbury Park, 
NJ. As part of her geography lesson, 
she is creating a world map filled 
with postcards from people who are 
visiting different places in the U.S. 
and abroad. Write to her at Social 
Studies Dept., Asbury Park High 
School, Sunset Avenue, Asbury Park, 
NJ 07712. •Jonathan Depaz starred 
in Walt Disney World on Ice's 
"Aladdin. " He played several differ- 
ent roles during a normal 12- 15 show 
week, including a chorus skater, the 
suitor who tries to win Jasmine's 
hand (she's the heroine) and the lead 
role of Aladdin, which he played 
several times each week. • Kerri 
Hiltunen married Iain Laro of 
Edinburg, Scotland on Feb. 1 1 at 
Kings College Chapel at the Univ. 
of Aberdeen in Scotland. In the Scot- 
tish tradition, the bridal party ar- 
rived at the ceremony in a white 
Rolls-Royce to the music of a Scot- 
tish bagpiper. The couple took a 
honeymoon train trip to the Lake 
Region in England. They now re- 
side in Birmingham, England. • 
Pamela Leve became engaged to 
Andrew Karpinski '91 on Martha's 



26 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



Vineyard in May. The wedding will 
be in the fall of '95 . • Cathy Alecci 
is the first classmate to contact me 
via electronic mail on CompuServe. 
She is still working for Andersen 
Consulting in NY. • Julie 
O'LoughJin received her master's 
in education from BC last fall. She is 
beginning her second year as a jun- 
ior high science teacher in Medford. 
During this summer, Julie visited 
Sweden and Scandinavia. • Ramesh 
Gulati is a personal financial advisor 
with IDS/American Express. He 
helps individuals and businesses 
reach their financial goals. Aside 
from work, Ramesh spends his sum- 
mer weekends sailing in Newport, 
RI on his boat, the "Arbitrage." • 
Kristin Kreuder moved to Long 
Beach, Long Island and is currently 
attending her first year at the Hofstra 
Univ. School of Law. She was em- 
ployed with Shearman and Sterling, 
a law firm in NYC for over two 
years. • Kay Ryan just left for Nash- 
ville, TN to commence her first year 
at VanderbiltUniv. Graduate School 
for special education. • Beth 
O'Toole married John Connelly '90 
on June 25 at St. Ignatius Church. 
They now reside in NJ. • Kristin 
Denty will be finishing her graduate 
study at BC. 



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Alison J. Pothier 
556 First St. #6 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
(201)420-1937 

Hi! I've been asked to update you on 
what I've been doing aside from writ- 
ing this column. I'm at JP Morgan in 
NYC, learning a bunch about the 
world of futures and options (in the 
investment sense). • I recently 
stumbled into Toar Winter at the 
airport in Frankfurt when returning 
from a trip to Singapore. Toar was 
headed back from a vacation in Bali 
himself!! Happy to say we both es- 
caped unscathed/-caned. Thanks for 
asking! • Patrick Tuohey wins the 
creativity award this go-around. He 
is working in Washington, DC for 
the government and invites fellow 
BCers to look him up if in the neigh- 
borhood; if not, try his internet ad- 
dress: ptuohey@delphi.com — it 
works! Also in DC and good con- 
nections to the Alumni Club of 
Washington are Amy Sime, Genie 
Taylor, Mara Guarducci and 
Annalisa Oulette. Amy is enjoying 
her work as a human resources assis- 
tant for Ritz Carlton Hotels and has 
had the opportunity to meet many 



famous people! Genie is an associate 
at Robert Charles Lesser & Co., a 
real estate consulting firm. Mara is 
working at Health Insurance Asso- 
ciation of America and is enjoying 
the political scene in DC. Annalisa is 
working as a property administrator 
for LaSalle Partners, a corporate real 
estate management company.. .she's 
continuing to train to run in the next 
marathon! • Victoria Mikulski has 
moved to Falls Church, VA just out- 
side of DC, and is now working in 
the recruiting department of 
Noblestar Systems Corp., a com- 
puter consulting company. Veronica 
Fernandez is also in DC working 
for the World Bank in customer 
service. • Special congratulations to 
Deirdre McMahon and Dr. Brian 
Sullivan who recently tied the knot 
in September. Deirdre is teaching 
and coaching tennis and basketball 
at Fenwick High School in Chicago. 
• Congratulations are also in order 
for Chris Uschak and Ann Marie 
Bomenka who were engaged to be 
married in spring 1996! Chris is 
working at Schering Plough Phar- 
maceuticals in NJ. • Best wishes to 
Aurea Vazquez and Michael Duff 
who are engaged to be married in 
fall 1995! Aurea is a second-year law 
student at Suffolk Law. • More big 
engagement news: Tina Austria and 
Tim Bell have announced their plans 
for a May wedding! Best wishes also 
to Sheryl Baez and her husband 
Wascar who are expecting their first 
child in May 1995!! • I received a 
letter from Chrisy Jelen, who had 
just returned home from her trip 
around the world with Charlotte 
Samper. While traveling through 
Sydney, Australia, they bumped into 
Sara Marcellino and Maeve 
O'Maera and then into Maeve again 
in Thailand ! Chrisy will be pursuing 
her master's in English at 
Geogetown this year. Kim Weber 
and Laura Conway are nearby at 
Georgetown Law School. Also in 
DC is Jack Jaeger who is working 
for Riggs Bank in the credit dept. • 
Good luck to Maura Kelly in her 
new job as a general assignment re- 
porter for the Waterbury Republican- 
American, a newspaper covering the 
northwest part of Connecticut. She 
has recently received her master's in 
journalism from Northwestern 
University's Medill Graduate School 
of Journalism. • Donna Doucette 
has recently entered the graduate 
program at Seattle Univ. after spend- 
ing this past year working as a pub- 
licist for Linear North, a popular 
Seattle band. • Michelle Theberge 
has recently accepted a job as a grade 
2 teacher in Fall River. She has also 
continued to teach aerobics on the 



side, as she is the assistant manager 
at a fitness club! • Beth McBride is 
working as a habilitative services 
practitioner for the Community 
Resources for Development Dis- 
abled in New York. Also in New 
York are: Kevin Lynch, working for 
Michael La Rocca Ltd.; Elizabeth 
Cook, working as an assistant trader 
for Liberty Brokerage Inc., an insti- 
tutional bond brokerage firm; and 
Marisol Lucero, working at 
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Se- 
curities as a marketing associate. • 
All our soccer fans will be envious of 
Rafael Moriffi, who worked as press 
operations manager for World Cup 
USA this past summer. • Sharon 
Hand is working in Providence, RI 
as a nurse at Roger Williams Hospi- 
tal. • Alessandra Fassett works for 
Filene's as a customer service super- 
visor in Burlington. • Kumar 
Khemlani is in charge of Khemlani 
& Sons, Curacao, a family-owned 
clothing manufacturer and distribu- 
tor. • Denise Balinge completed a 
summer internship at ING Bank NA 
before entering law school this past 
August. • Bettiuska Segarra was a 
co-manager of Contempo Casuals 
and was recently accepted into the 
MBA program at Univ. of Puerto 
Rico. • Besides his active involve- 
ment in our class government, Jeff 
Teeven is working at Alexander and 
Alexander Inc. in Boston. 

94 

Alyce T. Hatem 
208 South Ann St. 
Mobile, AL 36604 

The Class of '94 wishes the Eagles 
the best of luck in their new football 
season! • I have finally settled into 
my new house in Mobile, AL and am 
anxiously awaiting news from all of 
you! Has everyone made it through 
the fall blues? The following class- 
mates are excited to share their new 
adventures with you. • William 
Adams is serving his JVC year in 
New Orleans, LA. • Tara Sullivan, 
a teacher for the Pure Heart of Mary 
School, is serving her JVC year in 
Mobile, AL. • Also beginning her 
teaching career is Kerri Younker — 
she's teaching high school English 
in Salem, NH. • Some classmates 
have remained in the Boston area: 
John Calvin is working at KPMG 
Peat Marwick; Robert Streckis with 
Coopers & Lybrand; and Roger 
McAudy began at John Hancock a 
few moths ago. • Gregorio Chong- 
Hon will begin in KPMG Peat 
Marwick's Miami office in Oct. • If 



you have any news or announce- 
ments, don't hesitate to write! 



EVENING 
COLLEGE 

Jane T. Crimlisk '74 

416 Belgrade Ave. Apt. 25 

W. Roxbury, MA02132 

Best wishes and congratulations to 
Heather Lee Mclntyre '91 and Jef- 
frey C. Wilson who were married at 
St. Bernard's Church in Newton. 
The Rev. Neil Mulaney performed 
the double-ring ceremony and a re- 
ception took place at the Radisson 
Inn in Marlborough. After honey- 
mooning in the Bahamas, the couple 
now resides in Dallas, TX. I wish 
you both many years of happiness 
and good health. God bless. • I en- 
joyed receiving a note from Leo 
Rancourt, Jr. '58. Leo informs me 
that he is enjoying retirement from 
teaching and counseling in the 
Lawrence school department. He is 
also retired as a test administrator 
for inmates at the Lawrence House 
of Correction. Leo now keeps busy 
helping people through the St. 
Vincent de Paul Society and estab- 
lishing the parish archives at St. 
Mary's, Lawrence. • Susan 
Sweetser '93 is secretary to the chair 
of the theology department at BC. • 
Condolences and prayers to the fam- 
ily of John McCloskey '64. 



GA&S 

Dean Michael A. Smyer 
McGuinn Hall 221 A 
Boston College 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02 167 
(617) 552-3265 

Norma Kornegay Clarke, PhD 

social psychology '81, has been 
elected chair of the board of trustees 
of Salem State College for the '94- 
'95 academic year. Dr. Clarke is VP 
of human resources for Open Soft- 
ware Foundation in Cambridge; a 
trustee since '84, she has served on 
the board's personnel finance and 
facilities, executive and academic 
affairs committees. • John Collins, 
PhD physics '86, an assistant profes- 
sor at Wheaton College, has com- 
puterized Wheaton's physics lab with 
the help of a grant from the National 
Science Foundation. • William F. 
Cunningham, Jr., MA English '56 
was awarded an honorary doctorate 
of humane letters from LeMoyne 
College in Syracuse, NY in May. • 
Kathleen Frances Philbin 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 27 



CLASSES 



Donovan, MEd '62, superinten- 
dent of schools in York, ME and a 
former superintendent in Everett, 
has been chosen to head the 3,900 
student Arlington schools system. 
• The International Union of N.A. 
Local No. 202 has named Assem- 
blyman Joseph V. Doria, Jr., MA 
American studies '69, its "Man of 
the Year." He is director of person- 
nel and education services at St. 
Peter's College, Jersey City. • 
Linnea H. Gordon, MS nursing 
'80, has been selected by the Na- 
tional League for Nursing as a con- 
sultant for their Community Health 
Accreditation Program. • Fr. Gre- 
gory J. Hartmayer, OFM, MA 
MEd '92, has been named a 1994 
National Catholic Educational As- . 
sociation Catholic Elementary 
School Distinguished Graduate. • 
Donald E. Hillier, Jr., MA eco- 
nomics 72, has been promoted to 
senior VP of corporate develop- 
ment for Maryland Insurance 
Group. • Lawrence W. Kennedy, 
PhD history '87, has been an assis- 
tant professor in the department of 
history and political science at Univ. 
of Scranton since 1992. His book, 
Planning the City upon a Hill: Boston 
since 1 630, was published by UMass 
Press in '92 and has now been pub- 
lished in paperback. • Cedric Hou- 
Cheng Leung, MEd 

administration '92, has entered the 
Society of Jesus here in New En- 
gland. • Maria Maistrellis, MEd 
'67, recently joined the Tampa of- 
fice of Honigman Miller Schwartz 
and Cohn, a full-service law firm 
with 230 lawyers nation-wide. She 
graduated in '83 from Stetson Univ. 
College of Law in St. Petersburg. • 
Daniel J. Maloney, DEd '86, has 
been appointed dean of the gradu- 
ate division of Immaculate College 
in Penn. • Maureen P. 
McCausland, MS nursing '77, has 
been appointed VP for nursing at 
Mount Sinai Medical Center in 
New York. • Bonnie Minter, MS 
nursing '91, of the Brockton Visit- 
ing Nurse Association Pediatric 
Hospice, has earned the credential 
of certified pediatric oncology 
nurse. • Paul Santilli, PhD phi- 
losophy '76, a professor of philoso- 
phy at Siena College in Loudonville, 
NY, was named Teacher of the Year 
forthe '93-'94schoolyear. • Karen 
J. Schroeder, MA mathematics '69, 
is currently a faculty member at 
Bentley College and was recently 
elected to the board of governors of 
the Mathematical Association of 
America. • Anthony Serio, MA 
counseling psychology and CAES 
'76, was selected as the new Gill- 
Montague Regional School District 



superintendent. • Sylvia Q. 
Simmons, PhD '90, MEd '62, has 
been awarded a doctor of humane 
letter, honoris cause, from Saint Jo- 
seph College in W. Hartford, CT. • 
The American Hotel Foundation has 
announced the appointment of 
Harold Hap J. Wilson, MEd psy- 
chology '72, as its new president. 



GSOM 

Lesley Fox '9 1 
35 Larch St. 
Brighton, MA 02 1 35 
(617)254-5968 



GSSW 

Sr. Joanne Westwater, RGS '55 
57 Avalon Ave. 
Quincy, MA 02 169 
(617)328-5053 

Monica Alley '88 works for REW 
Home Health Care Agency in 
Winthrop. • Marge Waterman '87, 
LICSW and CADAC, works as a 
psychotherapist/substance abuse 
specialist for Family Counseling & 
Guidance in Boston and Braintree. 
Marge also has a private practice in 
Quincy, and volunteers as a psycho- 
therapist at the Good Shepherd's 
Maria Droste Services in Quincy. • 
Lisa Avanzato-Ushkurnis '84 is a 
clinical social worker in the emer- 
gency dept. at NE Medical Center. • 
Robert J. Hurley '73 is a psychiat- 
ric social worker at Norwalk Hospi- 
tal and an EAP consultant for Family 
Services-Woodfield. He and his wife 
live with their two adopted Korean 
children in Trumbull, CT. • Mary 
Weatherley '75 is manager of social 
work, discharge planning and utili- 
zation management for Group 
Health Central Hospital in Wash- 
ington state. • Patricia Wood '69 
writes from Fircrest, WA that after 
almost 2 years developing and man- 
aging hospital info, services and tele- 
communications, she is now focusing 
on medically intensive home care 
and enjoying the beauty of the Pa- 
cific Northwest. • Mary Louise 
Del'Olio '67, a private Christian 
therapist, gave a workshop on lay 
counseling in Chadds Ford, PA spon- 
sored by New Horizons Fellowship. 
• Frank Kelley '58 is now chief of 
services at the Family Service Cen- 
ter at the Naval Air Station in S. 
Weymouth. • We were sorry to learn 
of the death of our former class- 
mates. Clare M. McCarthy Fenton 
'85 died in April. Clare was a social 
worker at Brockton Hospital. The 
family had asked that in lieu of flow- 



ers, donations may be made to the 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 
Binney St., Boston, MA 02 1 1 5 Janet 
Karian-Stone '60 died in March at 
her home in Cranston, RI. Thomas 
J. McDonald '57 died in April at the 
Providence Care Center in Worces- 
ter after a short illness. His family 
requests that in lieu of flowers, me- 
morial contributions may be 
made to Providence Care Center, 
1 19 Providence St., Worcester, MA 
01604. Mary Kearney Sharpe '43, 
formerly of N. Carolina and more 
recently living in retirement at 
Falmouth Foreside, ME, died unex- 
pectedly in early Sept. of a liver in- 
fection. Mary taught casework and 
was a former director of field work at 
BC School of Social Work. • The 
following have joined the ranks of 
the married: Lisa M. Harrison '92 
married Michael J . Cardullo last year. 
Lisa is a clinical social worker at 
American Psych Management. 
Suzanne Hessionv '91 married 
Charles Frederick Genest on May 
23. The Rev. John Fitzgerald offici- 
ated at the Mass, which was per- 
formed in American Sign Language. 
Suzanne works at the Freedom Trail 
Clinic in Boston. The couple resides 
in Maynard. Kristen J. Snelling '90 
married James Barrett at St. Anne's- 
in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in 
Lincoln. The couple resides in 
Needham. Kristen is a social worker 
for the Home for Little Wanderers, 
Longview Farm facility in Walpole. 



LAW 

Amy S. DerBedrosian 

Publications & Public Relations 

Specialist 

Boston College Law School 

885 Centre St. 

Newton, MA 02 1 59 

Stephen A. Fanning '55 received 
the Award of Merit from the Rhode 
Island Bar Association. • Kevin T. 
Byrne '64 has been named a trustee 
of the Mass. Bar Foundation. • 
George M. Ford '65 has become a 
partner in the Boston law firm of 
Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, 
Peisch & Ford. • Burton M. Harris 
'65 is executive director of the Mass. 
Industrial Finance Administration. 

• Richard A. Cella '72 has joined 
the Leominster office of Shumway, 
Giguere, Byrne, Fox & Aloise. • 
Paul T. Edgar '74 is now director of 
human resources for the Mass. Trial 
Court's administrative office. •Jer- 
emy A. Stahlin '74 has been named 
a Mass. Probate Court Circuit Judge. 

• C. Redding Pitt '75 has been 
named U.S. Attorney for the Middle 



District of Alabama. • Debra D. 
DeVaughn '77 is now a VP with 
BayBank. • Joanne Sawicki 
Ongman '78 is now a trial attorney 
with the U.S. Department of Jus- 
tice. • Benjamin H. Gerson '79 is 
editor-in-chief of The National Law 
Journal. • Richard D. Packenham 
'78 has joined the Boston law firm of 
Packenham, Schmidt & Federico. • 
Lauren Stiller Rikleen '79 is the 
first woman to chair the Metro West 
Chamber of Commerce. • David J. 
Oliveira '80 has become a partner in 
the Providence, RI law firm of 
MacAdams & Wieck, Inc. • Peter 
R. Brown '81 is chair of the Mass. 
affiliate of the American Heart As- 
sociation. • Mary K. Denevi '8 1 has 
become a senior associate with 
Bingham, Dana & Gould in Boston. 

• Thomas P. Dale '82 has been 
named VP for human resources and 
general counsel for Rolls-Royce, Inc. 

• Peter Fuster '82 is assistant ex- 
ecutive director of the American Fed- 
eration of Television and Radio Arts. 

• Neila J. Straub '82 has been ap- 
pointed to the family law committee 
of the Mass. Academy of Trial At- 
torneys. • David J. Feldman '83 is 
president of Settlers Abstract Co. in 
Huntingdon Valley, PA. • Susan 
M.F. Dechant '84 is a partner in the 
law firm of Bowditch & Dewey. • 
Akana K.J. Ma '84 has launched 
A.K. Ma & Associates in Portland, 
OR. • Cynthia T. Gakos '85 has 
become general counsel for The 
Advance Group, Inc., a real estate 
development company in Gladstone, 
NJ. • Alan K. Lau '85 is now an 
attorney with the Honolulu, Ha- 
waii, law firm of Lam & Lau. • Guy 
V. Amoresano '86 has become a 
member of the Newark, NJ law firm 
of Crummy, Del Deo, Dolan, 
Griffinger & Vecchione. • Michael 
A. Bucci '86 is heading the Depart- 
ment of Business Regulation for 
Rhode Island. • Thomas J. Owens 
'86 has become a senior associate 
with Lane Powell, Spears Lubersky 
in Seattle. • Timothy P. Van Dyck 
'86 has been named a partner in 
Edwards & Angell. • Bruce D. 
Berns '87 has joined BayBank as 
senior counsel. • Theodore 
Naccarella '87 has become a part- 
ner in Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, 
P.C. • Richard W. Stacey '87 is 
first assistant attorney general in the 
prosecution division of the Office of 
the Attorney General of Guam. • 
Keith A. Gregory '88 is now VP 
and corporate counsel for Lehman 
Brothers, Inc. • Pete S. Michaels 
'88 is co-chair of the broker-dealer 
litigation subcommittee of the 
American Bar Association and was 
co-editor of the 1 993 Annual Survey 



28 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



of Broker-Dealer Litigation. • 
Rebecca A. Kirch '9 1 has joined the 
Rochester, NY law firm of 
Hallenbeck, Lascell & Pineo as an 
associate. • Deedra A. Smith '91 
has become staff counsel with the 
mutual fund firm of Frank Russell 
Co. in Tacoma, WA. • Matthew C. 
McNeill '92 has become a patent 
law attorney with the firm of Leydig, 
Voit & Mayer in Chicago. • Timo- 
thy J. Shea II '92 is now a registered 
patent attorney with LaRusso & 
Loud in Boston. • Boston Mayor 
Thomas M. Menino has named John 
N. Affuso, Jr. '93 as the liaison to 
the city's gay and lesbian commu- 
nity. • Michael J. Cayer '93 has 
joined the Boston law firm of Testa, 
Hurwitz & Thibeault. • Debra Moss 
Curtis '93 is now an associate with 
the Brandon, FL law firm of Berg & 
Wheeler, P.A. • Robert F. 
D'Alessandro '93 has joined 
Crummy, Del Deo, Dolan, 
Griffinger & Vecchione. • William 
B. Davis '93 has become an associ- 
ate with the Boston law firm of 
Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar. • 
Janet McClafferty Dunlap '93 is 
now an associate with the Boston 
law firm of Goodwin, Procter & 
Hoar. • Samantha Han kins '93 has 
become an assistant district attorney 
in Manhattan. • Donna M. 
Lamontagne '93 has become an as- 
sociate within the law offices of John 
F. Pellizzari in Woonsocket, RI. • 
Laurie A. Logan '93 has joined 
Peabody & Brown. • Dana R. 
McGee '93 has become an assistant 
district attorney in Philadelphia. • 
Candace Mueller '93 is with the 
law firm of White & Williams in 
Philadelphia. • Janice Ng '93 has 
become an associate with the law 
firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, 
Hyland & Perretti in Morristown, 
NJ. "Julie S. Park '93 has become 
an attorney with Johnson & Markas 
in Seattle • Deborah Peckham '93 
has joined Testa, Hurwitz & 
Thibeault. • Scott E. Pueschel '93 
is now an associate with Hale and 
Dorr. • Kathleen M. Quinn '93 has 
joined the Morristown, NJ law firm 
of McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney. • 
Jacqueline W. Rider '93 has be- 
come an associate with the Portland, 
ME law firm of Verril & Dana. • 
David Rive '93 has joined the Hato 
Rey, Puerto Rico law firm of O'Neill 
& Borges. • Christopher P. 
Schueller '93 is now with the Roch- 
ester, NY law firm of Harris, Beach 
& Wilcox. • Joshua Thayer '93 is 
an associate with the Boston law 
firm of Palmer & Dodge. 



DEATHS 

Hon. James B. Linehan '16, 

Alexandria, VA, 6/8 
Joseph E. Beaver '22, GA&S '28, 

Marblehead, 3/22 
Hugh F. McCarthy, Esq. EX '26, 

West Yarmouth, 5/22 
Joseph A. Regan '26, Somerville, 

3/27 
Joseph E. Ingoldsby '27, 

Pembroke, 5/18 
William J. Callahan '31, South 

Dennis, 4/16 
Marion E. O'Keefe ga&s '31, 

Peabody, 4/3 
Mary Burke Billings GA&S '32, 

Woburn, 4/14 
Gen. Alfred W. Dequoy LAW '32, 

McLean, VA, 4/27 
John F. Moakley '32, South 

Dennis, 4/5 
Daniel A. Dimond '33, GA&S '34, 

Rockland, 4/17 

Thomas P. Vaughan '33, Everett, 

3/8 
Mary C. Cadigan, PhD GA&S '34, 

Hingham, 5/18 

Alice M.Johnson ga&s '34, 

Cambridge, 4/26 
Hon. Armand A. Dufresne, Jr. 

LAW '35, Lewiston, ME, 4/19 

Eugene L. Bonner '37, Scituate, 
4/23 

William F.Costello '37, E. 

Falmouth, 4/3 

George E. Curtin '37, Belmont, 
4/23 

John F. Finnerty, Esq. '38, LAW 
'47, Weston, 6/19 

Col. Richard M. Gill, USAF '38, 
GA&S '39, Colarado Springs, 
CO, 3/23 

Jack F. McGlynn '38, Acton, 4/1 1 

William E. Mclnerney '38, 

Barnstable, 4/26 
Richard P. Cummings '39, 

Milton, 5/6 

Herbert J. Mallard '39, Brewster, 
3/15 

Raymond C. Flynn '41, E. 
Bridgewater, 4/9 

William A. Fouhy '41, W. 
Harwich, 6/15 

Harold E. Nash, MD '42, W. 

Roxbury, 5/3 

Thaddeus F. Maliszewski '47, 

Tewksbury, 6/1 

Alexander J. Torda GA&s '48, 
Stow, 4/21 

Robert L. Bracchi EX '49, 

Norwell, 4/20 
John B. Conway '49, Salem, 4/30 



Edward J. Grant '49, Pocasset, 5/19 

James S. Keefe '49, Winchester, 
5/20 

Robert S. Hardy '50, Brewster, 5/22 
Patrick C. McEleney '50, 
Arlington, 4/8 

Walter J. Patacchiola '50, 
Somerville, 3/19 

Roger W. Barry '51, W. Boxford, 
5/10 

George E. Higley, Jr. '51, Salem, 

4/17 

John J. McGowan '51, Braintree, 
5/2 

Alvin J. Thompson '51, 
Dorchester, 4/19 

Marcia T. Dealy, PhD NEW '52, 
N. Brunswick, NJ, 4/8 

Robert F. Lavin '52, Belmont, 4/5 
Sr. Mary Annata Falla, CSJ GA&S 
'53, Brighton, 3/30 

George A. Murphy '53, 

Dorchester, 5/2 

Caroline Walsh ga&s '53, 
Newton, 5/27 

Donald F. Clougherty '54, 

Milton, 5/8 

Rudolph J. Landry GA&S '56, 
Fairfield, CT, 3/16 

Nellie R. Wemette GNUR '56, 

Butler, PA, 1/19 
Joseph A. Emerson, Esq. LAW 

'57, Milton, 5/23 

Raymond V. LaFond '57, 

Norwood, 3/31 

Thomas J. McDonald GSSW '57, 
Leominster, 4/1 

Rev. Ambrose J. Keefe, OSB '58, 
Richmond, VA, 4/12 

Patricia O'Neill Marks '59, Big 
Flats, NY, 4/29 

Thomas J. O'Malley '59, W. 
Roxbury, 4/16 

Janet P. Stone GSSW '60, 
Cranston, RI, 3/20 

Arthur H. Milano '61, 
Watertown, 6/5 

Virginia McBride McCarthy 

new '64, Avon, CT, 4/10 

John K. McCloskey EC '64, 
Norwell, 4/13 

Brian F. Gormley '67, Norwalk, 

CT, 4/14 
Elinor Reilly Stetson EC '67, 

GA&S '70, N. Quincy, 3/31 

Francis F. Joyce ga&s '68, 
Boston, 6/4 

Frederick W. Purtell '69, 

Fayetteville, NY, 3/29 

David S. McEttrick '72, 

Naperville, IL, 5/2 
John C. Hayes, PhD GA&s '74, 
'80, Worcester, 5/28 



Rosetta Lebeau GNUR '75, GA&S 

'76, Davenport, IA, 3/30 
Francis X. Siragusa '75, 

Brighton, 5/2 
Kathleen Carmain Cassidy '76, 

Canton, 5/2 1 
Stephen D. Gardner '76, Quincy, 

3/12 

William R Stone '76, Acton, 4/16 

Carrie L. Madison '80, Edina, 
MN, 4/5 

Clare McCarthy Fenton gssw 
'85, Duxbury, 4/3 

Sr. Gloria Belle Roman, SSJ GA&S 
'88, Nazareth, MI, 12/13/93 



BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 29 



CLUB NEWS 



ARIZONA 

A diverse and enthusiastic; group at- 
tended our annual clambake at the 
Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix. As 
expected, the lobsters and clams 
(flown in from Boston), as well as the 
rest of the meal, were terrific. Not 
unexpectedly, the weather cooper- 
ated nicely and the entertainment, 
supplied by a talented keyboard 
player with an enjoyable repertoire, 
contributed to the festive mood. 
Concurrently with the clambake, we 
hosted the members of the incom- 
ing freshman class from Arizona. 
We are not only proud of them as a 
group, but especially proud of the 
fact that two of them, Jim Gruber 
from Brophy Prep and Lindsay 
Nelson from Salpointe Catholic, are 
among the ten presidential scholars 
chosen nationally. That's quite a feat 
for Arizona! We had a good turnout 
to watch many of the football games 
on TV, and expect the same for 
basketball. Please call on us to check 
on times and location. We encour- 
age alumni and friends to stay in 
touch with their suggestions. 

CONNECTICUT 

Hartford 

The BC Club of Greater Hartford is 
hard at work planning an exciting 
upcoming year of events. We would 
like to welcome back Rosa Silva, 
Christa Tyrol and Chris Ostapchuk 
to the board and introduce our new- 
est board member, Deirdre Landers 
'91. Special thanks and best of luck 
to Jean Crescenzi '88, board mem- 
ber for the past three years, in her 
graduate work at Univ. of Pennsyl- 
vania. The Sept. newsletter solicited 
club membership for the '94- '95 year 
and announced our Annual Kick-off 
Happy Hour on October 27 at 
Murphy and Scarletti's Pasta Grill 
and Bar in Farmington. Lastly, con- 
gratulations to Diane Lewandowski 
'9 1 and Jeffrey English '9 1 who mar- 
ried Aug. 13 and are living in 
Middletown, CT. If you have any 
questions or would like additional 
Club information, please contact 
Diane English, president of the Hart- 
ford Club '94-'95. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

The BC Club of Washington en- 
joyed its largest turnout ever for a 
community service activity at this 
year's Washington-area Christmas 
in April project. We joined local 
Georgetown alumni to clean, repair 
and paint two houses during the all- 
day activity. In May, our Club hosted 
a special picnic so alumni could cheer 
for BC's crew team during the Big 



East regatta on the Potomac river. 
In June, we were honored to have 
University President J. Donald 
Monan, S.J. as our special guest at 
the Club's biennial President's Din- 
ner. Fall events included a spiritual 
retreat in late September and a re- 
ception and telecast of the BC vs. 
Notre Dame football game in Octo- 
ber. Coming up, we have a Thanks- 
giving community service activity 
and our Club's annual Christmas 
season reception in December. 

GEORGIA 
Atlanta 

We've had an eventful 1994 and are 
busy planning next year's events. We 
met at Fat Sam's restaurant to cheer 
on those Eagles throughout the fall. 
We also joined the Notre Dame 
Alumni Club at Chicago Pizza on 
October 8 for that fateful game. Plans 
for a holiday party are underway and 
our next mailing will include infor- 
mation regarding next year's events. 
Please call us if you would like more 
info, or would like to volunteer. 

INDIANA 
Indianapolis 

The BC Club of Indianapolis has 
recently formed. In May, club mem- 
bers enjoyed a day at the time trials 
for the Indianapolis 500 at the India- 
napolis Motor Speedway. Although 
our fun was cut short by rain, those 
who did attend had a great time. 
Club members met again in August 
at Connor Prairie to view the silent 
film "Robiw Hood" while the India- 
napolis Symphony Orchestra played 
the film score in the background. 
Everyone who attended thoroughly 
enjoyed the film and music as well as 
the opportunity to socialize with one 
another and picnic under the stars. 
Future club plans include perform- 
ing some type of community service, 
viewing BC sporting events, and as- 
sist admission personnel when they 
travel to Indiana to visit potential 
BC students. We encourage all 
alumni in Indiana to participate in 
the club — especially anyone new to 
the area and any recent graduates 
who are returning home. Our club 
meets the third Tuesday of every 
month; For further details, call Steve 
Ferrucciat(317)577-9714(h),(317) 
639-6151(w);orKateEkinsat(317) 
254-9443 (h), (317) 633-4870 (w). 

MASSACHUSETTS 
Cape Cod 

Marching to "For Boston" and 
"Charlie on the MTA, " the BC Club 



of Cape Cod celebrated the begin- 
ning of its 21st year at the Cape 
Codder Hotel in Hyannis. Noel 
Henry's Irish Showtime Band led 
the exercise which was badly needed 
after a sumptuous buffet which chal- 
lenged the waisdines of the 120 mem- 
bers and guests in attendance. The 
Club begins the year with a record 
number — over 400 of members. The 
fall included an express bus with 
tailgate party to every home game; a 
bus to Pops on the Heights; two 
busloads to West Point, October 
27-29; and a slow but important five 
mile walk to raise funds for the home- 
less on September 2 5 as a part of the 
annual Cape Walk for the Home- 
less. Each year, the BC Club has 
been the major contributing alumni 
group. On October 1 7 the Club had 
its annual Golf/Turkey Shoot at the 
Cummaquid Golf Club; November 
11, we had our annual Memorial 
Mass for deceased members, fol- 
lowed by a catered luncheon in the 
Parish Hall; On December 11, we 
plan to sponsor a Christmas Party to 
which members will bring gifts to be 
delivered to the retired Jesuits at 
Campion Hall. Last year, a gener- 
ous response in gifts and cash made 
for a happy sleigh ride to Weston. 
We have been grateful for the sup- 
port of our alumni this past year and 
especially for the extraordinary sup- 
port services from the Alumni Of- 
fice at Boston College. If you are 
moving to the Cape and wish to join 
our group, please call John Sullivan 
at (508) 428-4317. 

Western Massachusetts 

Alumni volunteers spent an entire 
day painting a home for the Open 
Pantry/Jefferson Shelter located in 
Springfield. Four local high school 
juniors received copies of Bartlett's 
Familiar Quotations as part of our 
annual BC Alumni Association Book 
Award Program. The club hosted a 
reception for BC Law School Dean 
Aviam Soifer. Thirty-three incom- 
ing freshmen were invited to the 
club's Freshman Breakfast Send-off. 
Club members participated in the 
first annual Jesuit Challenge between 
golfers from Holy Cross and Boston 
College. Upcoming events include a 
bus trip to Notre Dame vs. Syracuse 
football, the annual Alumni Recep- 
tion in November, and trips to BC 
vs. UConn basketball and BC vs. 
UMass hockey. 

MICHIGAN 

The BC Club of Michigan had a 
successful tailgate party, welcoming 
over 350 alumni and students from 
across the country to the BC vs. 



Michigan game. The Eagles looked 
impressive in their losing cause 
against the highly-ranked Michigan 
Wolverines, especially the first play 
of the game. Thanks to all for a great 
turnout! We look forward to an even 
bigger crowd when the Eagles re- 
turn to Michigan in '96. 

MISSOURI 
St. Louis 

Sunday, July 3 1 marked the date of 
our Club's annual Summerfest at Ed 
'63 and Colette O'Brien's house. 
Once again the event was a popular 
success, as about 40 of our faithful 
gathered to meet and wish good luck 
to the newest members of the BC 
family — the Class of '98. The 
weather, refreshments and rejoin- 
ing of friendships were outstanding, 
and, thanks to Dr. David Costigan 
'72, the pool-side entertainment was 
special as well! Over the past five 
years Dave has single-handedly or- 
ganized and coached our contingent 
of future Eagles into an Olympic- 
quality diving board volley bail team! 
(You'll have to call Dave directly for 
game rules and instructions.) An ex- 
cited band of two dozen Eagle foot- 
ball enthusiasts gathered on Sept. 3 
at Two Nice Guys Restaurant in 
Webster Groves to watch the begin- 
ning of the Dan Henning Era as BC 
played Michigan in front of a na- 
tional TV audience. 1 994 has been a 
good year for our Club as we reached 
an all-time high in the number of 
dues-paying members. (Remember: 
those who have contributed to our 
Club's kitty will always receive noti- 
fication of Club events, including 
those (like last year's Sweet Sixteen 
gathering for the NCAA Basketball 
Tournament) which are put together 
on short notice. Keep an eye out for 
mailers announcing a Holiday party 
for the Club. And mark your calen- 
dars for the Beanpot broadcast, the 
football Bowl season, and other pre- 
dictable events. If you have any ques- 
tions about our Club's plans or if 
you have any suggestions to offer, 
please don't hesitate to call club 
president Peter Maher '72, club 
president, (314)849-4211. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Our sixth consecutive year of Club 
activities concluded on June 30 — 
and, again, contained a variety of 
successful events. The format for 
this spring's Annual Dinner Dance 
and Awards Night was changed to a 
reception-type program. Those who 
attended enjoyed this innovation. 
The Jazz Festival at the Dana Cen- 
ter of St. Anselm's College, pre- 



30 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



ceded and followed by our recep- 
tion, was, again, a lively evening. 
There was such a response to attend 
the BC hockey game at UNH that 
we had to double our order for tick- 
ets. On July 25, our fifth Annual 
Golf Outing at the Manchester 
Country Club was the best yet. There 
were 40 golfers (all we were allowed). 
It was very rewarding to have over 
20 non-golfers come to the cocktail 
hour and dinner. Chet Gladchuk 
gave us a very enjoyable and infor- 
mative review of the Athletic De- 
partment staff changes that occurred 
this year as well as a preview of the 
football season. Neil Moran '59 of 
Sandown was the winner of the BC/ 
ND ticket raffle in support of our 
scholarship fund and football ticket 
program. Requests (and checks) for 
the BC/ND football game over- 
whelmed us! We received 90 more 
than we were able to supply. Watch 
your mail for the upcoming calendar 
of events. As always we invite our 
Club members to send any inquiries 
that you might have to the BC Club 
of NH at P.O. Box 5 1 7, Manchester, 
NH 03105-0517, or by calling Bill 
Hamrock '45, president, at (603) 
472-2574. 

NEW YORK 

New York City 

This past fall, the BC Club of New 
York hosted a variety of successful 
events for metropolitan New York- 
area alumni. On October 15, 
BCCNY club members lent a hand 
for the third annual New York Cares 
day, a volunteer project dedicated to 
improving the NYC schools. The 
club also travelled by boat up the 
Hudson for the BC vs. West Point 
football game on October 29. We 
also hosted a variety of gamewatches 
where local Eagle fans got together 
to cheer BC on, including a young 
alumni function for the Louisville 
game. Our next big event is the up- 
coming fifth annual Sports Banquet 
on January 24 at the New York 
Hilton. Celebrating the club's 25th 
year in New York, the evening will 
highlight the history of BC sports. 
For more information on the club or 
upcoming events, call the newly- 
established BCCNY hotline at (800) 
669-8432. 

Rochester 

BC Club of Rochester held some 
very successful gamewatches for each 
BC football game this fall at Bun- 
kers, Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet 
Club in Penfield. We enjoyed a visit 
from Stan Zatkowski from the Of- 
fice of Undergraduate Admission in 



late September and participated in 
the inaugural ceremonies of the new 
Univ. of Rochester president, Tho- 
mas Jackson, in October. We look 
forward to our annual Beanpot Party 
in February with alumni from 
Harvard, Northeastern, and BU. 
Tickets for BC vs. Syracuse basket- 
ball game in March at the Dome will 
be available through the club. 

OHIO 

Cincinnati 

Frank Cruise '54, as the new presi- 
dent of the BC Club of Cincinnati, 
welcomed the new freshmen — the 
Class of 1998 — and their families at 
a send-off at the Indian Creek Club- 
house. The event began with the 
liturgy celebrated by Fr. Bill 
Verbryke, S.J., presidentof St. Xavier 
High School in Cincinnati. Fr. Bill 
was most welcome, particularly since 
he knew some of the freshmen from 
St. X. Assisting Frank was club trea- 
surer Claire Luttmer '88. Among 
those circulating were the two former 
presidents, Gerry Patten '65 and 
Roger Silbersack '79. Refreshments 
and a social hour followed the lit- 
urgy with more than a few late stayers 
who were happy to have touched 
base with the new and old BC friends. 

PENNSYLVANIA 
Western Pennsylvania 

Almost 60 matriculating students, 
parents and alumni attended the 
Freshman Sendoff in Pittsburgh on 
Aug. 23 at Chartiers Country Club, 
hosted byjim '74 and Rosemary '76 
Droney. The event served as a great 
head start for area freshmen as cur- 
rent BC undergrads filled them in 



on what to expect at The Heights. A 
contingent of alumni, led by George 
Kokiko and Jim Droney, travelled to 
Ann Arbor for the BC vs. Michigan 
season opener. We then hosted a 
victory party following the Eagles 
vs. Pitt Panthers football game on 
Sept. 24 at Hemingway's in Oak- 
land. 

Wisconsin 

At the club's spring meeting, John 
McGourthy announced that he was 
stepping down as chapter president. 
John has been the driving force for 
many Wisconsin BC alumni events 
over the years, and all state alumni 
are grateful for the leadership and 
generosity he has given to the club. 
The new officers are Andrew 
Docktor, Philip Kremsreiter, Stacy 
Beardsley and Steve Lepitski. In 
June, a group met at 
County Stadium for a 
Brewer/Red Sox game. 
Special thanks to 
Cheryl Weber and her 
family, Steve Lepitski, 
and Stacy Beardsley for 
all their help. John 
McGourthy hosted the 
annual Freshman Send- 
off for the Class of 1 998. 
Wisconsin will be send- 
ing 14 new Eagles to 
the Heights, and judg- 
ing from their enthusi- 
asm at the party, they 
certainly will represent 
our state well. Lastly, 
alumni and friends 
gathered to watch the 
nationally-televised BC 
football games at 
Luke's Sports Spec- 
tacular in downtown 
Milwaukee. 



Over 350 faithful alumni and friends gathered 
before the BC vs. Michigan game in September 
at a tailgate hosted by the Michigan Club. 





BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 31 



Boston College Regional Alumni Clubs 



ARIZONA 

Martin S. Ridge '67 
3117 West Meadow Drive 
Phoenix, AZ 85023 
Home: 602-942-1303 



CALIFORNIA 
Los Angeles 

J. Joseph Lally '61 

Senior Vice President 

PaineWebber 

725 South Figueroa Street - 40th Floor 

Los Angeles, CA90017 

Home: 213-553-9927 

Work: 213-972-1535 

Northern California/San 
Francisco 

Mary S. Costellone '86 
89 Cerrantes Blvd. 
San Francisco, CA 94133 
BC Business: 415-926-6757 



San Diego 



John L. Frasca '83 

13161 Black Mountain Rd., Ste. 9 

San Diego, CA 92129 

Home: 619-672-3293 

Work: 619-484-1 189 

BC Hotline: 619-752-6363 

COLORADO 

Cathy A. Coyne '80 
416 Pennsylvania Street 
Denver, CO 80203 
Home: 303-722-1282 
Work: 303-239-3390 

CONNECTICUT 
Fairfield County 

John E. Summ '66 
5555 Main Street 
Trumbull, CT 06611 
Home: 203-2614219 
Work: 203-334-3484 

Hartford 

Diane L English '91 
153 Dove Ln. 
Middletown, CT 06457 
Home: 203-635-5372 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

Charles Van Hecke, Jr. '79 
2400 41st Street, N.W. Apt. 206 
Washington, DC. 20007 
Home: 202-625-7956 
Work: 202-651-5410 



FLORIDA 
Boca Raton 

Paul K. Duffey, Jr. '62 

Smith Barney 

1 200 N. Federal Highway - Suite 300 

Boca Raton, FL 33431 

Home: 407-997-7104 

Work: 407-393-1809 



Miami 

Roland Sanchez-Medina '91 

Holland & Knight 

701 Brickell Avenue Suite 3000 

Miami, FL 33131 

Work: 305-789-771 1 

Southwest Florida 

George R Abounoder '76 
3000 42nd Terrace, S.W. 
Golden Gate, FL 33999 
Home: 813-455-1653 
Work: 813-455-3044 

Tampa/St. Petersburg 

R. Leo Murphy '53 
1 1 709 Lipsey Rood 
Tampa, FL33618 
Home: 813-935-3547 

GEORGIA 
Atlanta 

Cheryl ('83) and Doug ('83) Shamon 
3465 Buck Hill 
Marietta, GA 30067-5157 
Home: 404-984-9522 
Work/Doug: 404-3 1 9-52 1 8 

ILLINOIS 
Chicago 

Thomas D. Bransfield '89 
135S. LaSalleSt. Ste. 2118 
Chicago, IL 60603-4484 
BC Hotline: 312-409-2700 

INDIANA 
Indianapolis 

Stephen E. Ferrucci '87 LAW '90 
4419 Brookline Court Apt. D 
Indianapolis, IN 46220 
Work: 317-257-2593 
Home: 317-639-6151 

MAINE 
Portland 

James P. Waite '72 
94 Old County Road 
Hampden, ME 04444 
Home: 207-942-2643 
Work: 207-945-0262 

MARYLAND 
Baltimore 

Eileen O'Connell Unitas '81 
3808 Saint Paul Street 
Baltimore, MD 21218 
Home: 410-889-3300 
Work: 410-783-5380 

MASSACHUSETTS 
Cape Cod 

Dr. John D. Sullivan '50 
87 Hinckley Circle 
Osterville, MA 02655 
Home: 508-428-4317 



Western Massachusetts 

Robert T Crowley '70 
65 Ridgecrest Circle 
Westfield, MA 01085-4525 
Home: 413-568-3995 
Work: 413-734-2163 

MICHIGAN 
Southeast Michigan 

Paul B. Deters '88 
Mary Ann Deters '88 
673 1 White Pine Court 
Bloomfield, Ml 48301 
Home: 810-851-7869 

MISSOURI 
St. Louis 

Peter S. Maher, Esq. '72 
902 1 Lowill Lane 
St. Louis, MO 63 1 26 
Home: 314-849-4211 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 



New York City 

Kevin J. McLaughlin '78 
Merrill Lynch & Co. 
717 Fifth Avenue 
New York, NY 10022 
BC Hotline: 800-669-8432 

Rochester 

R. Harvey Taylor '74 
One Northfield Gate 
Pittsford, NY 14534 
Home: 716-248-8877 

Syracuse 

John J. Petosa '87 
203 Tudor Lane 
Camillus, NY 13031 
Home: 3 1 5-487-6440 
Work: 315-488-4411/4311 



OHIO 
Cincinnati 

Francis A. Cruise '54 
TravelPlex, Grand Baldwin 
655 Eden Park Drive, Suite 1 80 
Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Home: 513-891-9534 
Work: 513-241-7800 

Cleveland 

Camille A. {'74) and 
Timothy A. ('73) Shimko 
29215 Inverness Drive 
Bay Village, OH 44 140 
Home: 216-892-8392 

PENNSYLVANIA 
Philadelphia 

William G Downey, Esq. '62 

Clark Ladner, et al 

One Commerce Square 2005 Market St. 

Philadelphia, PA 19103 

Home: 215-368-5695 

Work: 215-241-1816 



Manchester 


Western Pennsylvania 


William F. Hamrock '45 


Rosemary ('76) and 


46 Birchwood Circle 


James ('74) Droney 


Bedford, NH 03102 


1 1 5 Namy Drive 


Home: 603-472-2574 


Pittsburgh, PA 15220 




Home: 412-921-2423 


NEW JERSEY 


Work/James: 412-344-4300 


Northern New Jersey 


RHODE ISLAND 


Brian P. Curry '71 


Kim D. Kekligian '88 


1 7 Joanna Way 


600 Lee Avenue 


Summit, NJ 07901 


Portsmouth, Rl 02871 


BC Business: 201-768-7095 


Home: 401-683-2950 


NEW YORK 


TEXAS 


Albany 


Dallas 


Peter G. Crummey, Esq. '78 


Timothy B. Rhatican, Esq. '74 


90 State Street, Suite 1040 


1613 Throwbridge Lane 


Albany, NY 12207 


Piano, TX 75023 


Work: 518-426-9648 


Home: 214-596-2571 


Home: 518-463-5065 


Work: 214-931-8236 


Buffalo 


Houston 


Joseph C. Bremer '77 


Philip H. Hilder, Esq. IAW '81 


210 Fieldcrest Court 


4930 Fagan Street 


West Seneca, NY 14224 


Houston, TX 77007 


Home: 716-824-0853 


Home: 713-869-5821 




Work: 713-222-1434 



WASHINGTON 

Thomas M. Lally '73 

c/o Univ. of Washington Alumni Assoc. 

1415 NE 45th Street 

Seattle, WA 98 105 

Home: 206-328-2933 

Work: 206-543-0540 

WISCONSIN 
Milwaukee 

Andrew G Docktor '86 
6760 N. Yates Road 
Milwaukee, Wl 53217 
Home: 414-223-4843 
Work: 414-645-2122 



32 BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNOTES 



Third, out-of-pocket medical expenses, which 
absorb a much larger share of retirees' income 
than non-retirees' income, are likely to rise more 
rapidly than the income or assets of the retired 
population unless we do something about health- 
care reform. Obviously we're not going to succeed 
this year. If we continue to fail to address this 
problem, it will be a much more serious burden on 
the retired population of the future. 

Fourth, while the baby boomers had fewer chil- 
dren (that was one reason they were able to amass 
assets more rapidly than their parents) they had 
those children later in life, and many are going to 
be burdened with college expenses at the stage in 
life when their empty-nester parents had the flex- 
ibility to sock away income toward retirement. 

The baby boomers really have their work cut 
out for them in the next couple of decades. Al- 
though they aren't guilty as charged of fiscal irre- 
sponsibility, they shouldn't presume that they will 
be as lucky as their parents and previous genera- 
tions were. They must buckle down and begin 
making significant sacrifices, and we as a nation 



While the baby boomers had fewer children, they had 
those children later in life, and many are going to be 
burdened with college expenses at the stage in life 
when their empty-nester parents had the flexibility 
to sock away income toward retirement. 



must adjust incentives, develop public policies that 
will help, encourage, educate them to do so. If we 
don't, this nation's saving rate will remain abys- 
mally low and we will encounter one of two 
scenarios: either the baby boomers' expectations 
will be seriously dashed when they try to retire, or 
the nation will engage once more in borrowing 
from our children and grandchildren to maintain 
consumption levels that we, as a population, are 
unwilling to finance ourselves. 

This essay is adapted from an address at BC's Conference on 
Financial Markets and the Economy on September 19. 



credibly conservative. 
carter beese: We're not talking 
about retirement savings, we're 
talking about retirement invest- 
ing. Too often people with 
40 1 (k) plans invest in a way that 
would have gotten a money man- 
ager in an old pension plan sued 
for malfeasance. And a lot of 
young people view 401(k)s as 
ancillary savings plans, borrow- 
ing back for houses, cars, educa- 
tion, braces, whatever. That is 
simply leasing a lifestyle from 
the last third of your life. 
Tyler mathisen: What has been 
the impact of 401(k)s on the 
stock market? 

peter lynch: Actually, the people 
in 40 1 (k)s and 403 (b)s and IRAs 
have been very stable investors; 
they have made a non-emo- 
tional decision to put so much 
aside, and they keep putting in. 
That market has grown about 
30 percent a year; it's doubled 



every two-and-a-half years. And 
that has led to investment. In 
1992 and 1993, 1,200 compa- 
nies came public in the United 
States. That's an amazing sta- 
tistic; there are only 2,500 com- 
panies on the New York Stock 
Exchange. That money allowed 
those companies to buy new 
equipment, expand plants, le- 
verage up, refinance, spend on 
research and development. 

And you have to give people 
an incentive. Tax deferral is not 
enough. You have to say this is 
tax deductible. When the origi- 
nal IRA started, it was tax de- 
ductible, and people really 
participated in it and were able 
to save. 

karen FERGUSON: Pensions, in- 
cluding 401(k)s, are the largest 
single source of investment capi- 
tal in the country.' They are po- 
tentially its best hope for 
economic growth, for jobs. On 



the other hand, the U.S. Trea- 
sury loses more revenue to pen- 
sions than to any other tax 
subsidy, including the home- 
mortgage interest deduction. 
And third, pensions are the larg- 
est component of the personal 
and national savings rates we are 
all so worried to see in decline. 
One of the principal culprits in 
the deficit and the problems of 
the economy is the retreat from 
pension savings which we have 
seen in the past 12 or so years. A 
recent Brookings Institution 
study points out that 401 (k)s are 
not creating new wealth, are not 
creating new savings, and in fact 
may even adversely affect the 
national savings rate because they 
cost an unknown but very sig- 
nificant amount of tax revenue. 
It's not too late to reverse this 
trend. If we want to increase 
savings, the old-fashioned pen- 
sion system is the largest lump of 



money in the world; it's long- 
term money and is prudently 
invested for the long term. 
peter lynch: All the rhetoric out 
of Washington really disturbs 
me. Wiat you have to under- 
stand is the contributions of 
people like Bill McGowan, who 
started with nodiing, risked all 
his money, and made MCI a 
huge company with 1 00,000 very 
successful employees. The same 
with Sam Walton and Walmart. 
Fred Smith was a wealthy indi- 
vidual who risked it all at Fed- 
eral Express, was successful, 
developed a big, important com- 
pany and pays a lot of income 
taxes. I studied here at Boston 
College 30 years ago, and I re- 
member the very simple maxim 
savings equals investment. I think 
those people are American he- 
roes, not villains. • 



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26 BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE 



Grace 
notes 



The most extraordinary thing about English Professor 

John Mahoney may not be the honors he's won, the books 

he's written or his storied teaching skills 



By Bkn Birnbaum 



John Mahoney is holding 
forth over breakfast at the 
S&S Deli, a redoubtable 
neighborhood joint in 
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
that's been his favorite eatery since 
the 1940s despite the fact that 
he's long been able to afford bet- 
ter. He is telling stories, and while 
he speaks fast, no story is told 
quickly. Each is a feast of detail 
and allusion, garnished with loca- 
tions, names, dates, quotations 
and subsequently corrected quo- 
tations. The stories emerge in 
complete sentences, and the sen- 
tences march in proper order 



through the paragraphs. The tell- 
ing of stories is an activity John 
enjoys immensely. Over the 16 
years I've known him, I have sev- 
eral times heard him tell the same 
story to two audiences within a 
matter of minutes and give the 
second telling greater punch. On 
this summer morning the stories 
touch upon a great number of 
humankind's higher interests and 
John's enthusiasms, including city 
life, jazz, Dr. Johnson, travel, a 
"simply wonderful" new play that 
he believes I must see at the ear- 
liest opportunity, and the quality 
of the S&S's french toast. 



PHOTOGRAPHS BY (;\RY GILBERT 



BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE 27 



re most walk, John is a strider — on the 
walk, in thought and in conversation. Even 
while listening/ he appears to be covering ground/ 
thought and emotion playing across his long, ex- 
pressive face like landscape on the windows of 
a moving train. 



John Mahoney is tall, broad of brow and rangy 
in the arms and legs — a quality that sometimes 
makes him appear too large for the furniture he 
occupies. And he occupies space as he does furni- 
ture. A colleague of his whom I spoke with called 
him "The Grand Old Man." She had her tongue in 
cheek, but he is, in fact, a person who tends to get 
noticed whether he is moving or in repose, rangy 
in presence as well as in limb. Some of this is size, 
but there is also the formidable energy. He is 
always on the alert; always, it seems, prepared to 
engage. Where most walk, John, as a friend once 
noted, is "a strider" — on the sidewalk, in thought 
and in conversation. Even while listening, he ap- 
pears to be covering ground, thought and emotion 
playing across his long, expressive face like land- 
scape on the windows of a moving train. In the 
classrooms of BC's English Department — where 
he has been famously successful since the late 
1950s — this attentive energy works like a gravita- 
tional core, drawing student thoughts and ideas, 
which, amplified by the professor's glosses, cor- 
rections and punctuation marks, are then shot 
back across the room to be inscribed as full lecture 
notes in student notebooks. Outside the class- 
room, his attentiveness ("He's the man who visits 
on the holidays," says an old friend.) has reaped 
what humane attentiveness always reaps — a har- 
vest of friendships. 

John's is a thoroughly democratic attentive- 
ness, lavished on literati and struggling jazz divas, 
on newly arrived as well as long-retired colleagues. 
The list of his acquaintanceships is formidable and 
not always explicable. One evening several years 
ago I ran into John and his wife, Ann, at the 
exceedingly democratic S&S, and he immediately 
took me across the room and introduced me ("the 
editor of the marvelous Boston College Magazine") 
to another diner, a man who, it turned out, had 
refereed the BC-Georgetown basketball game the 
previous evening. While I stood casting my shadow 



on the man's Salisbury steak, John proceeded to 
engage him in a detail-strewn conversation about 
the contest's twists and turns and their effect on the 
referees. John's disinterest in sports (except as it 
generally affects the well-being of the university he 
loves) is well established; and how he came to know 
so much about that particular game remains a 
mystery to me. But an indefatigable interest in the 
lives of others is a hallmark of his sensibility. "If 
you've ever come within John's ken," says Judith 
Wilt, a colleague since 1978 and current chair- 
woman of the English Department, "he likes to 
know where you are and how you're doing." 

On this summer morning in his sixty-sixth year, 
John Mahoney himself is doing quite well, thank 
you. He is about to begin his fortieth consecutive 
year of college teaching; his literary biography of 
Wordsworth, a sort of magnum opus, is nearing 
completion; and he has recently been named the 
inaugural Thomas F. Rattigan Professor of En- 
glish, the first BC humanities professor outside of 
theology to hold an endowed chair. Nor, it should 
be noted, is he displeased to be sitting for a profile 
in Boston College Magazine. He long ago chose the 
life of a public man, and on this summer morning, 
as on most occasions, he shows every sign of being 
pleased with all past choices as well as present 
prospects. And this may well be the most remark- 
able thing about John: not the books he's written 
or his storied teaching skills; not his universe of 
friends or the fact that he may be the only human 
being who carries Wordsworth's oeuvre and Bill 
Evans' discography in his memory at all times, but 
the way in which he has gone about the difficult 
business of constructing a life that swings toward 
fulfillment like a compass needle swings to north. 

He shies away when I mention this, when I ask, 
pointblank: "Are you happy?" He retreats to 
Johnson on life ("much to be endured and little to 
be enjoyed") and then ticks off on his long fingers 
the instances of "extraordinary luck" he has en- 
joyed: his marriage, his children, family, teachers, 
health. Yes, luck is part of it, and particular luck in 
having a character engineered to be of this world: 
a powerhouse of enthusiasms, curiosity and char- 
ity — this last a fairly astonishing presence in a man 
who is a critic by profession and by dictate of an 
ordering intelligence. But there is no scorn in him, 
certainly not for people. In 1 6 years, I have never 
heard John make a cutting joke about another 
person. In fact, I have noticed that when I make 
such jokes (it's an old bad habit from the streets of 
Brooklyn), John laughs twice: the first time be- 
cause he is entirely surprised, and then again be- 



28 BOSTON COLLE< ,1 \l \(,\/l\l 



"I have no patience with Mr. 

Chips teaching," Mahoney says. 

"Eighteen-year-olds need to get 

beyond their own petty little 

ego. They have to think other 

thoughts. They have to break 

down stereotypes." 




cause of the joke. But his charity extends to institu- 
tions and artifacts — even those that don't deserve 
it. He was telling me recently about having watched 
the old sloppy, anti-historical "Rhapsody in Blue" 
Gershwin biography, a fat target for jazz aficiona- 
dos or movie buffs — and John is both. "You know," 
he begins, "it's held up remarkably well." 

But to this streak of "luck" — as John might wish 
to see it called — he has brought a remarkable will 
and a disciplined ability to order what he does. An 
old friend recalled that when John had to have 
minor surgery while a student at BC High, he 
scheduled it for Christmas vacation. More con- 
temporaneously, Rose A. Doherty MA'68, an ad- 
ministrator at Northeastern University who was 
John's secretary for a period of time while he was 
chairman of English in the 1960s (she later taught 
in the department and, of course, became a friend), 
recalls that Chairman Mahoney "did not have un- 
finished work on his desk. He had the ability to 
wait for the right moment, when he had all his 
information and thoughts together, and then do 
something all the way through." I myself saw this 





method in action nearly a decade ago when I asked 
John to write a BCM review of three books on 
higher education. Time passed with no word from 
him, and then he marched in one day and handed 
me a 4, 000-word essay that he'd written in long- 
hand the previous evening in one fell swoop on a 
legal pad. The piece was published as written, and 
I still have the manuscript and can find no more 
than half-a-dozen instances where he was obliged, 
in the course of writing, to scratch something out 
and change direction. He "simply" ordered his 
thoughts, and then he wrote. 

"Order," as it happens, is a word that has a way 
of creeping into John's speech. Asked, for example, 
what it is about poetry that he loves, he immedi- 
ately cites Richard Eberhart's "poetry orders our 
imaginings" (adding, as he gazes like a bright bird 
at my notebook, "that's imagin/wgy, plural.") Search- 



BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINI 29 




Mahoney talks about 
playing Billie Holiday in 
a class on Byron. "I play 
a clip from the last album 
she made, singing a song 
she can't sing anymore. 
It's called 'Glad to be 
Unhappy/ and in a way 
it claims what Byronism 
is about." 



ing for a metaphor during a recent class lecture, he 
cites a jazz CD he recently purchased and only ■ 
liked after several hearings. "When you break 
through the complexity," he told the students, 
"you seem to see this luminous order." It's a state- 
ment (including the caveat, "seem") that might 
pass for John's credo, and a credo that might well 
serve most human beings, but most particularly 
young ones. 

This was on my mind recently as I sat through 
some of John's classes and watched him work his 
charms. What are they taken with? I wondered of 
the students. Is it the tweed-wrapped authority? 
The learning? The consideration with which he 
greets each and every remark he can squeeze out of 
them? The passion of his readings? Or is there 
something more that is responsible for his extraor- 
dinary charism as a teacher — something he repre- 
sents to students that is rarely to be found in 
postmodern culture or postmodern classrooms: 
perhaps that very old-fashioned and mostuncynical 
possibility of finding (given luck and will) the 
"luminous order" behind the confusion; that possi- 
bility of an earned wholeness? 



The first two-hour meeting of "Studies 
in Poetry and Religious Experience" 
this fall did not begin particularly well. 
Students expect of first meetings in 
literature courses that they will be restricted to a 
professorial rendering of the syllabus and class 
regulations, and end in early dismissal. Since they've 
not done any of the readings yet, what else could 
there possibly be to talk about? John's announce- 
ment, therefore, that they will meet for the entire 
two hours, falls like a bombshell. Feet swing be- 
neath desks. Yawns and pen bouncing are epi- 
demic. It does not help matters that the class began 
at 3 p.m. and the shoebox of Gasson 206 has been 
nicely warmed through the day by bright sunlight 
and packed-in bodies. 

Blue-blazered John is the only person in the 
circle of students and teacher not in shirtsleeves, 
and for the first hour the only person who speaks or 
works. And he is working. The class is a seminar, 
and his expectation, as he tells the students, is both 
to teach and to learn from "my classmates." In 
other words, he expects them to open up on poetry 
and religious faith, even today, even before they've 
had a chance to read John Donne's "Batter my 
heart, three personed God" or figure out the class 
standard for self-revelation: how much they may 
safely say without exposing themselves to charges 
of inappropriate enthusiasm. 



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John knows all this, of course. He has been here 
before, and his objective today is to set standards 
"worthy of young men and women embarked upon 
a liberal education," which is to say, high. 

It's a battle that he wages literally without break- 
ing a sweat — this despite the heat, the blazer and 
the awkward fact that he's taken a seat in direct 
sunlight. (Observing his fierce concentration on 
the work at hand, I wonder if he even notices the 
sunlight.) 

As John talks about "the question of whether a 
poem loses its freedom if it becomes subject to 
Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism," he works in a 
few quiet invitations for student reaction, includ- 
ing some complimentary references to remarks 
students had made in another class, earlier that 
day. He finds no takers, however, and after nearly 
an hour of these exertions he turns to a young 
woman he calls by name (he knows her from a 
previous class) and asks "What if I were to rely on 
your good nature to get us going? How would you 
define religious experience?" Rather unexpect- 
edly — to me anyway — the young woman begins 
talking about love, and the possibilities within love 
for self-transcendence. It may or may not be what 
John had in mind as a starting point for "Poetry 
and Religious Experience," but his welcome of her 
statement is gracious and sincere and he quickly, 
with a Phil Donahue snap, turns the question on 
the others and at the same time sets the topic back 
on its feet: "Is falling in love a religious experi- 
ence?" he asks. Several students, not confident 
perhaps of their grasp of Donne, but sure they have 
trod these grounds, now raise their hands. 

This was my first experience ofjohn in class, but 
I'd heard accounts from others over the years. My 
favorite description was from Brian Doyle, once a 
member of the BCM staff, who sat in on several 
Mahoney classes in 1989, when John was named 
Massachusetts Professor of the Year. Brian told me 
that watching John teach was like watching an 
actor who has trod the boards for years — a John 
Barrymore or Gielgud — who knows all his lines 
and all his marks cold. There's a broad sense in 
which this is true, but in John's case the lines and 
marks are not quite fixed, the play is always being 
written, and so the plot is always live, urgent, in 
danger of collapsing, in need of the improvised 
response. 

John lays his improvisations over a very clear 
and polished harmonic structure comprising, as 
near I can make out, five themes. 



hen you break through the complexity/' he 
told students, "you seem to see this luminous 
order/' It's a statement (including the caveat, 
"seem") that might pass for John's credo, and a 
credo that might well serve most human beings, 
but most particularly young ones. 



Presence Pleasure, hope, disdain, puzzle- 
ment — the whole gamut does a mime's dance across 
his face as he speaks. His arms and hands move 
almost ceaselessly. It's hard to take your eyes off 
him — which may be the point of it all — and there 
were moments, watching him, when I began to 
believe that you could know what he was saying 
even if you couldn't hear his words. Laying into 
Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach," he spreads the 
"calm" sea out with inverted, open hands. '"The 
moon lies fair,'" he says, and pauses to place a circle 
of thumb and forefinger in the night sky above his 
right shoulder. Discussing the French Revolution's 
influence on European culture, he blurts: "Libeite'. 1 
Egtilite! Fraternite'!"— throwing out his arms at each 
word as if he were trying to break through a door, 
and so becoming a literal representation of the 
slogan's affect. 

On retelling, some of this may seem mannered, 
but in the flesh it isn't because he passionately 
inhabits each gesture; he's lost inside. 

Heart In six hours of watching John teach, I 
only once saw a student who, I thought, was unsat- 
isfied with the fullness of his response to an offered 
reflection. John's practice is to ennoble what his 
students say. "That's exactly how Locke would 
have put it," he informs one young man. He greets 
another student's observation that love can be 
spiritual or carnal, depending, with a smile that 
suggests he's never quite heard that before. "I love 
this exchange between the two of you," he says to a 
pair of students who have not quite been speaking 
to each other (but who now get the idea that they 
should). Where appropriate, he becomes the stu- 
dent speaker, restating equivocations as opinion, 
turning confusion to clarity." "I believe that's what 
she meant," he says. "Am I right?" Even the weak- 
est observations are nicely welcomed: "I want to 
build on that a little," he says to a student, "and in 
a way you made it possible with your reflection." 



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Mahoney is dismayed by 
the gap that separates aca- 
demics from ordinary intel- 
ligent men and women. 
"We have to find ways of 
articulating what we do in 
the sciences, in literary 
criticism, in philosophy, in 
theology ... in a lan- 
guage that is accessible to 
a society hungry for 
knowledge." 






And all this, as the last response suggests, while 
gently moving the class to where he wants it to go. 
He has a name for this activity, very Mahoneyesque: 
he calls it "collaboration." 

Knowledge John speaks to students in the 
same discursively learned way in which he speaks 
to everyone else — alumni magazine writers to bas- 
ketball referees. He marches along, shedding 
sermonettes on the purposes of liberal education, 
mini-lectures on why Pope's "Essay on Man" has 
earned so many citations in Bnrtletfs, and glancing 
references to "Dear Lord David Cecil," "the new 
historicism," "Isaac Newton's nature — that's up- 
per case N-A-T-U-R-E," "my friend Helen 
Gardner, late of the University of Wisconsin." He 
offers these sans context, sans ground. They are, he 
seems to be saying, the coin of our discourse, your 
entitlement as well as mine; that I happen to have 
a full purse is simply a function of years and work. 
"John Donne is a poet I like a lot," I heard him 
muse one day to a group of freshmen and sopho- 
mores, "and I'm sure many of you love him, too." 
An oblique reference he makes in "Poetry and 
Religious Experience" to "poor Job" brings a par- 
ticularly dense flurry of puzzled looks, a nervous 
shifting of bodies. Joe who? one can almost hear the 
students thinking. Piseopo? Montuiui? I asked John 
about this afterwards. Had he noticed? "Oh, sure," 
he said cheerfully. "When it comes to the Bible, 
we're playing catch-up. But before long a student 
will come to me and say, 'Who is this Job and 
where can I learn more about him?'" 

Ellipsis It's the pause that awakens. Once, in 
"Poetry and Religious Experience," in the midst of 
a faltering discussion of how a personal atheism 
might affect the work of a poet, John silenced the 
group and said: "Let me ask a wide-eyed, open, 
non-rhetorical question. Do you believe . . ?" And 
here he paused for five endless seconds while the 
students drew themselves up, wondering whether 
the ultimate standard for self-revelation was about 
to be set. And then he concluded, "... that absence 
can trigger an experience in writers just as power- 
ful as presence?" Students sank back in their chairs. 

Voice John's is not an actor's instrument — it's 
got too little polish and too much Boston in it. Nor 
is it a siren's call. Too much straight-ahead power. 
What it is is a rhetorician's tool, a relentless under- 
scoring machine, whether for stage direction ("'and 
all that mighty heart is lying: still. '"), croaky disdain 
("Poetry is not a visual did.'"), or simple instruction 



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("Imagine Pope sitting in his study with quill in 
hand. 'I want to write a new epic.'"). 

As John inhabits his gestures, so does he the 
words he speaks, and never more than when he 
recites a poem, whether from memory or from the 
page, interpolating as he goes, improvising an in- 
terpretation that's half color commentator's short- 
hand and half response to the poet's call. Here is 
the beginning of his riff on Donne's "Batter my 
heart," which he read to students during the second 
meeting of "Poetry and Religious Experience." 

"'Batter my heart, three personed God; for you 
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to 
mend,' — With me dear God you don't have your 
ordinary sinner. No. You've got to hit ?tie hard. All 
you've been doing up to this time is not enough. 
'That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me and 
bend' — If you want me to rise up you've got to first 
knock vie down. An archetypal paradox. Only one 
set of circumstances under which it works. Only 
one person who can bring you up at the same time 
that He's knocking you down. 'Your force to break, 
blow, burn' — you've got to burn away my rust — 
'and make me new.'" 

It's midway through this session that the semi- 
nar begins to take off, develops its rhythm and 
direction. Suddenly, comments flow without so- 
licitation. And it's then that I see John pull another 
trick from his briefcase. As a conversation begins to 
build among the students, John, who, seated, tow- 
ers a foot above most of them, slowly sinks down in 
his chair until he disappears, showing his presence 
only by the turn of his head to follow the talk. 
When class is over, I wait until the students have 
left and then approach to ask a few questions about 
what had transpired. I wait while he collects books 
and papers. He turns and sees me. "It was great, 
wasn't it?" he beams. 

Afterwards, in my office, I look through notes 
from a long conversation we'd had about a teacher's 
responsibilities. What's the most important skill 
you need? I'd asked him. His quick response (after 
telling me it was a very good question) was, "If you 
lose enthusiasm, you've lost it." 

A few days later I made telephone contact with 
two of John's students in "Poetry and Religious 
Experience," How did you come to take this course? 
I asked each of them. One told me that her father, 
a 1966 graduate, had told her to take a class with 
Professor Mahoney. The other told me that her 
cousin, a 1980 graduate, had told her to take a class 
with Professor Mahoney. I called the cousin, Diane 
Ryan Tormey, a lawyer in Newton, Massachusetts, 
and asked how she came to take courses with John. 



"He was highly recommended to me by a number 
of people," she said. The chain stretches back and 
onward. 



John Mahoney's beginnings are the stuff of 
which 20th-century BC was mostly made: 
born on the top floor of a triple-decker in the 
working-class city of Somerville, Massachu- 
setts; parents of Irish immigrant stock, his 
father a printer, his mother a housewife, both 
without much formal learning but with a desire to 
see John and his two sisters have that standing in 
society which education can bring. "They were in 
awe of anything to do with learning," John says. He 
was first schooled by the sisters of St. Joseph in the 
parish school; later, a scholarship allowed him 
entrance to Boston College High School; then the 
daily commute to Boston College (BA'50, MA'52), 
broken up by a stint in the postwar U.S. Army as 
one of Japan's occupiers; then a doctorate in En- 
glish at Harvard, an appointment to the BC fac- 
ulty, marriage, children and all the many evidences 
of professional and personal success. 

It's a story simply told, and the simple telling, I 
believe, is the way John prefers it and the way I will 
pretty much leave it. John Sullivan MA'49, who 
taught alongside Mahoney in the English Depart- 
ment until retirement in 1989, once wrote a poem 
about John in which he said: "He is a man who 
wears his inside out./ Explanation: He has learned 
a public cadence./ Which fits his presence like a 
suit, well-tailored." Speaking to me on the phone 
recently, Sullivan noted, "John is a wonderful, 
open book — with a few closed pages." The confes- 
sional style, however latterly celebrated, is simply 
not John's old-fashioned way. What more than 
outline you learn about his life from listening to 
him tell of it, therefore, you learn from attending 
to resonance. I think, for example, of the story 
John told me of how his father discovered that BC 
High's tuition was beyond their family's means but 
offered, as John says, "to go over with me and just 
look at the place." On that visit a Jesuit administra- 
tor tendered a $3 scholarship that brought tuition 
to $60 — affordable even for a Somerville printer. 
One is left to imagine, though, the father ("in awe 
of learning") and the son (likewise inclined), and 
their conflicted hearts as they rode the T together 
to the South End to learn their mutual fate. 

I think, too, of the day in class when John was 
inveighing against the idea that there could be a 
single interpretation of any poem, and said, "I can 
no more sum up a poem than sum up my wife. We 



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once did I feel as though I heard John tell 
utobiographical story he had not yet mas- 
tered. It was the story of his father's death of a 
heart attack during the early morning of Septem- 
ber 1, 1956, the day of John and Ann's wedding. 



help. "In addition to work based on the impetus of 
his own imagination," says English Chairwoman 
Judith Wilt, "John never says no to outside invita- 
tions. They are disturbing to some temperaments, 
but not his. Sometimes you think, 'Well, this is 
going to be shabby.' But it so seldom is." 

"How do you get everything done?" I asked 
John. "Well," he said thoughtfully, "I'm a morning 
person and I find I can get quite a lot done in the 
early hours before I have to begin to do other 
things." 



met when she was 22 and have been married for 38 
years, and yet I continue to find new layers of 
meaning, new talents in her." But ask him directly 
about marriage, and he simply says, shaking his 
head, "You know, I made a very good marriage" (a 
sentiment, by the way, with which everyone who 
knows John and Ann agrees). 

Only once, in hours of observation and inter- 
view, did I feel as though I heard John tell an 
autobiographical story he had not yet mastered. It 
was the story of his father's death of a heart attack 
during the early morning of September 1, 1956, 
the day of John and Ann's wedding. He told it to 
me twice, breaking off the first time to say that "it's 
an unbelievable story that I think I'll save for 
another time," and then coming back to it, un- 
urged, a few days later as we stood on the narrow 
street in front of his old home in Somerville, and 
again stopping where he had before, as though still 
waiting for more news. 

Some years ago, in a eulogy he delivered at the 
funeral of the jazz singer Teddi King, John spoke 
of her as "a singer in the noblest sense of the word 
. . . letting the music tell its own story." John, too, 
it might be said, would rather let the music tell the 
story. Riffling through the out-of-date resume he 
gave me — it stops in 1991 — I counted 48 substan- 
tial voluntary commitments that lie outside his 
direct responsibilities as a professor of English at 
Boston College. The beneficiaries include a par- 
ish, archdiocese, public libraries, a Jewish commu- 
nity center, seven colleges and universities, two 
publishers and government. Some of it is even 
more surprising than the Jewish community cen- 
ter. For example, he must surely be the only BC 
faculty member ever to have served on the board of 
Boston's Katherine Gibbs School, a position he 
held for eight years at the request of his one-time 
. secretary and student Rose Doherty, who, in her 
role as an administrator at Gibbs in the early 1 980s, 
was asked to add a liberal arts component to the 
secretarial training course, and called on John for 



If John Mahoney didn't exist, BC would have 
had to invent him," someone said to me 
several years ago. In a way, John and BC 
have helped to invent each other. For it's at 
BC that he's left his most enduring mark. It was 
John, as chairman during the 1960s, who by all 
accounts built a modern English department where 
none had been before; and there is hardly a com- 
mittee, council, study group or advisory board 
that's been convened in the last 40 years or so on 
which he has not had a prominent seat. In a 1972 
journal article titled "The Deadlock of the Univer- 
sities," one of his rare excursions into personal 
writing, John used a telling phrase: "for those [of 
us] who live on campuses." "Live" not "work." 

And BC seems to live in him as well. In the 
generosity of spirit that abides alongside personal 
ambition, in the balance of his scholarship, teach- 
ing and service, in his devotion to people equal to 
his devotion to ideas, in his openness and catholic- 
ity (as well as thoughtful Catholicity), he some- 
times seems a singular representation of the place, 
a large heart in which all the institution's contra- 
dictions meet and find some peace. Wrap him in 
puddingstone, and you could just about stand him 
on Linden Lane. 

It is not unusual for a college campus to sprout 
one or two such men or women, individuals whose 
lives, we like to think, speak with the institutional 
voice. What is unusual about John's status, how- 
ever, is that he has maintained it over that period of 
time during which Boston College changed for- 
ever and most radically, from — as we like to say 
here — local commuter college to national univer- 
sity. More than a few faculty of John's era did not 
come happily through that transition. John thrived 
on it. 

"Think about the turns he's made," says Judith 
Wilt. "He was a scholar at a time when BC hu- 
manities were nowhere near as publication-ori- 
ented as they are now. He was, nonetheless, working 
on it. He got involved with anthologies [textbooks 



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on the Romantics and the Enlightenment], and as 
the scholarly ambitions of the department changed, 
he changed with them and went into the mono- 
graph style that is now de rigueur. " 

Wilt first met John when she was courted for a 
job at BC in the early 70s. She went to Princeton 
instead. She had been there a year when John 
telephoned, said he hoped she was well and told 
her to "keep BC in mind." A few years later, she 
telephoned John and asked if anything was avail- 
able on the Heights. "John," she says, "is a unique 
mixture of innocence and artfulness. Did he call 
me at Princeton because he simply remembered 
me well and wanted to keep in contact, or was his 
instinct such that he recognized before I did that 
life is such that the Princeton situation might not 
work out and he could hire me for BC?" 

John maintains his options. He forecloses on no 
one, on no possibility. When some years ago BC 
needed a Romantics scholar, John, whose field was 
the Enlightenment, became a Romantics scholar. 
When later the department grew large enough to 
accommodate more than one expert in each spe- 
cialty, he was the first senior faculty member to 
step forward and say that he wanted the company 
(and competition) of a younger colleague in his 
field. In recent years he has championed the hiring 
and work of younger faculty whose terms of un- 
derstanding — mostly ending in one "ism" or an- 
other — are far different from his own. "I watch 
John," said Wilt, "because of what I fear for myself 
when I grow old: that I'll only be talking and won't 
be listening. He's listening. Every once in a while 
I'll hear him talking about something, and it's clear 
he's picked up an idea from a younger colleague." 

"Do you ever argue with some of the newer 
faculty about their takes on literature?" I ask John. 
"I can't find an angry argument," he replies. 
"They're all so smart, so good, we can only have 
friendly arguments." I myself have never seen John 
in the grip of anger, and it's said by those who 
know him better than I do that he has never had 
that "angry argument" with a BC colleague. John's 
favorite catch phrase (Sullivan includes it in his 
poem) is "I know I speak for all of us when I say 
. . ." It's the essence of his style. Even in the late 
1960s and early 1970s, a fractious time here as 
elsewhere, John, it's said, stayed clear of both the 
right and left except to try and serve as a bridge 
between. It was not a position warmly welcomed 
by either faction. John soldiered on, however. "He 
simply won't allow himself to be tuned out," said 
an old friend. John Sullivan wrote, "[He's] intent 
on destinations he knows/ are good for me — and 
you — and him." 



And he remains intent, so that, for example, in 
this particular year, which will see his sixty- 
seventh birthday, and in which he could be for- 
given an inclination to sit at the window of his 
cramped office and survey the Dustbowl, John is at 
work on his most ambitious book, is teaching a full 
load of courses, is helping to launch a new depart- 
mental program on faith and literature, is serving 
as a founder of a new BC journal on religion and 
the arts, and is organizing and leading a Jesuit 
Institute faculty seminar on "The Character and 
Possibility of a Catholic University." A few days 
ago I asked him how the last was going. "Oh, it's 
just wonderful," he told me. 

Wilt tells of once asking John whether ever, in 
all his life, he felt powerless. After some thought he 
replied, "Once, when I was in the Army." 

"Do you always feel confident?" I asked him 
one day in his office. "No," he said, "I have doubts, 
lots of moments of doubt, but that's not my exter- 
nal manner. I guess I feel there's no alternative to 
optimism." "Some would argue with that," I said. 
"They could," he said, "and I would reply that the 
alternative is too grim." 

"What makes a happy man?" I heard John ask 
his students, and then answer by running one of 
his literary riffs, this time on a phrase from Pope's 
"Essay on Man." "To live," he declared, "on the 
'isthmus of a middle state' — neither Hotspur nor 
Falstaff." 

Over at the S&S Deli, we are sitting in a com- 
fortable booth in the middle of the middle state 
that John rules — a brief walk from the Somerville 
triple-decker, a mile from Harvard, not many 
more from BC, not far from the homes of his 
children (and grandchild), and close by many of 
the jazz venues, concert halls and theaters, current 
and defunct, that he has been frequenting since 
high-school days. He tells a story about his younger 
self, out for a walk with a senior faculty colleague, 
regaling the older man with a long recitation of the 
individuals he admired, whom he wished to emu- 
late. "This fellow was getting more and more 
amused," John says, "and finally he said to me, 
'Why don't you just be John Mahoney, since you 
can't be anyone else?' I love that. Isn't itjohnsonian? 
Because Johnson says that envy is the most de- 
structive emotion. Because you do nothing for the 
person you envy and you simply harm yourself. 
He's so instructive on that. I don't envy anybody." 

Ben Bi niba ii in is the editor of Boston College Magazine 
and the director of BC's Office of Publications and Print 
Marketing. 



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Born into a prominent Brahmin family, 

Joseph Coolidge Shaw became a Jesuit and, at his death, 

the original benefactor of a college that did not yet exist 



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By Charles F. Donovan, SJ 




he first gift: to Boston College — a gift of money and of books- 
was made in the will of a dying priest in the year 1851, 13 years 
before the College accepted its first students. The donor was 
Joseph Coolidge Shaw, SJ. The relevant part of the will, which he 
dictated to a Jesuit friend, was as follows: 

The deed of four thousand dollars in the Massachusetts Life Insurance (now in Father 
Rector's possession) I give to Father Provincial to be used with any interest that has accrued 
on it in establishing a school or college of the Society in Boston . . . 

My library at home (consisting of about 1,200 volumes on theological and spiritual subjects 
and 5 or 600 more on lighter topics) I intended for such college or colleges and Seminary of 
the Society as should be established in Boston. 

The great founder of Boston College, John McElroy, SJ, had come to Boston in 
1847 to preside over Saint Mary's parish in the North End and to collect funds for 
the eventual establishment of a Jesuit college in the city. In 185 1, when Fr. Shaw's 
will was dictated, Fr. McElroy was scouring Boston for a suitable location for a large 
church and for college buildings. Fr. Shaw knew Fr. McElroy. Indeed, immediately 
after his ordination in 1847, Fr. Shaw filled in for Fr. McElroy at St. Mary's parish, 
while McElroy gave a retreat to the other priests of the diocese. Shaw mentions Fr. 
McElroy explicitly in his will, leaving him certain relics and reliquaries, some 
church linens and rosaries for use at St. Mary's Church. 

Shaw undoubtedly knew of Fr. McElroy's hopes and plans for a college in 
Boston. But, after all, there already was a Jesuit college 45 miles west of Boston — 
Holy Cross. When Shaw dictated his will, he was in the Jesuit novitiate at Frederick, 
Maryland, not far from the first American Jesuit college, Georgetown. And just 
before entering the Society of Jesus in 1850, the young priest had completed his 
theological studies at St. Joseph Seminary, conducted by the Jesuit fathers at 
Fordham, New York. So why was not one of those established Jesuit institutions the 
recipient of Fr. Shaw's money and library? The reason seems to be that Joseph 



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My Father and Mother who were present 

themselves at the three ordinations invited 

a great many of their friends, & especially at the 

last ordination the church was full of Protestants, 

& the papers talked a good deal of the matter. " 



Coolidge Shaw was a committed and proud 
Bostonian. 

In her Famous Families of Massachusetts, Mary 
Caroline Crawford wrote that Fr. Shaw belonged 
to "one of the most remarkable families in the 
history of Massachusetts, a family which for two 
hundred years has played important parts in 
Boston's military, civic and social life." His mother 
was a Parkman, aunt of the historian Francis 
Parkman, who is represented on a stained glass 
window in Bapst Library. His nephew, Robert 
Gould Shaw, died leading a black regiment in the 
Civil War battle for Fort Wagner, South Carolina, 
and is memorialized by the Augustine St. Gaudens 
sculpture on Boston Commons across from the 
Massachusetts State House. 

The Shaws were related to such famous Boston 
families as Agassiz, Sears, Lyman, Lowell, Sturgis, 
Eliot and Higginson. So it is understandable, per- 
haps somewhat provincial, but certainly touching 
that young Fr. Shaw, educated theologically in 
Rome, familiar with cardinals and popes, and now 
for a few brief months an apprentice in a religious 
organization with worldwide apostolates, should 
on his deathbed direct his modest patrimony and 
his library to his native city and to the Jesuit college 
that was to be established there. 

Joseph Coolidge Shaw was born into a Unitar- 
ian home in Boston on January 22, 1821. After 
attending several schools and academies, he en- 
tered Harvard College in 1836. At Harvard he 
became proficient in French, Italian and German, 
as well as in the traditional classics. This is signifi- 
cant because the study of contemporary languages 
in American colleges was only gaining a foothold 
in Shaw's time, and his later travel and study in 
Europe and his purchase of books in several Euro- 
pean languages no doubt are related to his early 
mastery of languages other than English, Latin and 
Greek. Shaw was a member of the Hasty Pudding 



Club at Harvard, and before his graduation in 1 840 
he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Following graduation, Shaw spent three years 
in Europe, studying German philosophy and lit- 
erature in Berlin and Heidelberg and visiting the 
principal cities of Europe as well as the French 
provinces in Africa. Since Shaw was an avid book 
buyer, his travels can be partially mapped by the 
inscriptions he frequently wrote in the books he 
purchased, noting the city and date of purchase. 
We can follow his path by noting book entries such 
as these: Munich, September 1841; Heidelberg, 
1841; Berlin, January, 1842; Vienna, September, 
1842; Frankfort, November, 1843; Paris, Novem- 
ber, 1843. 

According to the late Walter Meagher, 
SJ, a member of the BC history faculty 
who published a brief biography of Shaw 
as a preface to Shaw's published diaries 
("-/ Proper Bostonian, Priest, Jest/it" Diary of Fr. 
Joseph Coolidge Shaw, SJ. [1821-1851]), the young 
Harvard graduate's Unitarian faith was shaken by 
his contact with German rationalists. On a boat 
trip to Rome, however, he chanced to meet the 
future Catholic priest, Frederick William Faber, a 
leading member of the Oxford Movement, who 
was still an Anglican clergyman at the time. Faber 
introduced Shaw to a Jesuit, Fr. Thomas Glover, in 
Rome, and very abruptly, one month later, Joseph 
Shaw was baptized and confirmed by Charles Car- 
dinal Acton in Rome. 

Shaw returned to Boston in 1843 and attended 
Harvard Law School for a year. A fellow student at 
the law school was his friend and classmate from 
undergraduate years, Edward Holker Welch. The 
lives of the two men were intertwined. Like Shaw, 
Welch had become a Catholic while traveling in 
Europe in 1841. He followed Shaw into the priest- 
hood and into the Society of Jesus. After studying 
theology in Paris, Welch was ordained in Rome in 
1850 and was admitted to the Society of Jesus. He 
was sent to the Jesuit novitiate in Frederick, Mary- 
land, where Joseph Coolidge Shaw was also a nov- 
ice, and when Shaw was deathly ill, it was Welch 
who wrote down the contents of his will. 

After one year at law school, Joseph Shaw felt 
called to the priesthood. In 1 844 he was accepted as 
a student at the Roman College. At his father's 
request and with the approval of Fr. Glover, his 
confessor and advisor, he returned to Boston in the 
summer of 1847. In September Bishop John 
Fitzpatrick ordained him in the old Cathedral of 
the Holy Cross on Franklin Street. Ordination to 



38 BOSTON < oi I EGE VIAGAZINE 



Behind the lines 

Fr. Charles Donovan, SJ, writes a 
sequel to the official history of Boston College 



University Historian Charles Donovan, SJ, says gath- 
ering material for his most recent book was like a 
far-flung treasure hunt — and a lot more fun than the 
linear approach he used on the school's official history, 
published three years ago. "The history has its own 
chronology that you have to follow," notes Fr. Donovan. 
"The chapters line themselves up for you, and it's almost 
predictable." In the new book, he says, "I could follow my 
own interests." 

Boston College: Glimpses of the Past began as a series of 
historical pamphlets that Fr. Donovan wrote and circu- 
lated among University faculty and staff over the past 
dozen years. He ordered those 
occasional pieces into the book's 
four main sections: "The Early 
Days" ( 1 9di-century BC history), 
"A New Beginning" (BC's move 
from Boston's South End to 
Chestnut Hill in 1913), "Vi- 
gnettes of College Life" (assorted 
campus reflections, including the 
history of BC debate) and "A 
Tradition of Service" (devoted 
to the long cavalcade of Boston 
priests educated at BC). Although 
colleagues suggested some top- 
ics to Fr. Donovan, the final se- 
lections were his alone. 

A chapter exploring the Irish 
identity of 19th-century BC 
evolved in a typical manner, Fr. 
Donovan says. A historian he ad- 
mired, Frederick Randolph, had 
written in a history of American 
college curricula that "Catholic 
colleges were Irish before they 
were American." The assertion 
rang false with Fr. Donovan. "I 

said to myself, 'What the heck does that mean?'" he says. 
When he researched the matter more closely, he found 
that the opposite was true. In 19th-century campus 
journals, he found BC students writing about academic 
subjects such as Horace's poetry, or else such basic 
student concerns as local football. 

"I had a graduate assistant study papers at Brown and 
Princeton," he says, "and there were more Irish stories in 
those papers. Why wasn't BC more Irish?-" At BC, he 
concluded, students might have actually avoided Irish 
issues, saying, in effect, "'We get Irish problems dinned 
into our ears at home; we don't need that here.'" 

Fr. Donovan's book makes clear that from the begin- 




ning the destiny of Boston College has been inseparable 
from Boston history. First, a BC education gave genera- 
tions of Irish Catholic immigrants living in the Hub a 
precious measure of social mobility. Second, the Univer- 
sity helped groom hundreds of young men who went on 
to become area priests. "The greatest effect of the college 
was through its clergy," says Fr. Donovan. "In the 19th 
and early 20di centuries, two-thirds of the clergy of the 
Archdiocese came from BC. They, in turn, were lifting 
the sights of people who could not come to the college to 
improve themselves." 

BC's lack of well-maintained archival collections posed 

special difficulties for the Uni- 
versity Historian as he went 
about his job. "You know, as a 
Yale alumnus I can go to Yale 
and look at notes of faculty 
meetings from 1820," says Fr. 
Donovan, who earned his doc- 
torate in education from Yale 
University. "I can't do that 
here. We have been abomi- 
nable at record-keeping at BC, 
and as a consequence we don't 
have a rich record to draw on 
when it comes to writing our 
history. Of course, that has 
changed in recent years as we 
have become more profes- 
sional." 

A 1933 graduate of BC, Fr. 
Donovan has seen his share of 
changes on campus. "I do re- 
gret the passing of the classical 
tradition," he says without 
much prompting. "That 
shaped the thinking of the 
17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 
People then had the same cultural baggage to fall back on. 
Critics say, 'Well, that was all very limited.' But how do 
you find a common background otherwise? It's all by luck 
or accident." 

Simultaneously, he notes, three positive developments 
stand out: BC's shift from a commuter school into "a living 
community" with the vast majority of its students living on 
campus, the explosive growth of music and art on campus, 
and the University's increasingly cosmopolitan tenor in 
recent years. "We rub elbows with people from so many 
different parts of the country and of the world," says Fr. 
Donovan, "and that enriches evervone." 

Bruce A lorean 



BOSTON COLLECT \1 \(.\/l\l 39 



the subdiaconate and diaconate and then to the 
. priesthood took place in a span of four days in 
September. Fr. Shaw had a sense of the importance 
of his family in Massachusetts, for he wrote in his 
diary three years later: 

The ordination was a species of triumph for the Church 
of Boston, not of course as regards me personally, but 
from the circumstances of my family, etc. My Father and 
Mother who were present themselves at the three ordi- 
nations invited a great many of their friends, & especially 
at the last ordination the church was full of Protestants, 
& the papers talked a good deal of the matter. 

Since he had not completed his theological 
studies in Rome, young Fr. Shaw, after some pas- 
toral experience in the New England area, went to 
St. Joseph Seminary with the Jesuit lathers at 
Fordham, where he spent 2 1 months in further 
study. By 1850 Fr. Shaw was convinced he should 
join the Society of Jesus, and after some months of 
appropriate consultation he entered the novitiate 
at Frederick, Maryland, on September 7, 1850. 

Shaw's diary shows a preoccupation with his 
books. He never comments on other acquisitions, 
but eveiy time he moves he makes special refer- 
ence to his books. For example, when leaving 
Rome to return to Boston for ordination, he notes: 
"... packed up about half of the 900 or 1,000 
books, I had collected, and sent them by Plowden 
and Cholmeley, leaving the rest under the charge 
of Wm. Clifford." Clifford was a fellow-seminar- 
ian who later became a bishop in England. 

When Shaw was about to leave St. Joseph Semi- 
nary for a final trip with his family before entering 
the novitiate, he noted in his diary: "On Monday, 
Aug. 2nd (having packed up all my books & other 
things during the two preceding days), I took leave 
of Fordham with much gratitude to the Fathers." 
When he paid his last visit to the family home in 
Boston, where the bulk of his books had been left 
during his stay at Fordham and were to be left 
when he entered the Society of Jesus, he noted: "I 
remained in Boston till the 1 7th, packing my books, 
open not nailed however, & to remain in the 
house." Since he was talking about 1,700 or more 
volumes, one can picture them lined up neatly in 
wooden boxes, but with the covers not nailed for 
shipment. 

Shaw's life in the Society of Jesus was to be a 
sadly short one — six months and two days. In the 
fall of 1 850 his diary recorded cheerfully the simple 
routine of novitiate life: prayer, spiritual confer- 
■ ences, waiting at table, washing dishes, gathering 
evergreens for liturgical festivals. The last entry 



was made on January 21, 1851: "I read in the 
Refectory all last week, which was pretty fatiguing 
as I had a bad cold & cough & today F. Minister has 
regularly put me on the sick-list." Shaw's sickness 
was apparently tuberculosis, and he spent his re- 
maining weeks in bed. 

Joseph Coolidge Shaw died on March 10, 1851, 
at the age of thirty. 

Of the 1,700 books collected and trea- 
sured by Fr. Shaw, just 350 are in the 
Burns Library. Obviously Fr. Ignatius 
Brocard, the Provincial in Maryland, 
acted upon the clause at the end of Fr. Shaw's will 
that granted him the power "to make such distri- 
bution of them [the books] as he [the Provincial] 
judges best." Indeed, in 1 85 1 there was no immedi- 
ate prospect of a college opening in Boston. Not 
only was Fr. McElroy to run into political opposi- 
tion, but a catastrophic Civil War was to intervene 
before McElroy's and Shaw's hopes were to be 
realized. The Shaw family may well have been 
anxious to have son Joseph's precious boxes re- 
moved from their home. Georgetown was the 
prominent Jesuit college at the time, and plans 
were afoot to establish a seminary in the Prov- 
ince — Woodstock College, which opened in 1869, 
five years after Boston College accepted its first 
students. It is known that some Shaw books are in 
the Georgetown library. 

The man who wrote Shaw's will for him, his 
school friend Fr. Welch, also signed the charter of 
Boston College and was a member of the first 
board of trustees in 1863. Had he felt that Shaw's 
will regarding the disposition of the books had 
been violated, Fr. Welch presumably would have 
made representation on his friend's behalf. Fifty- 
seven years after Fr. Shaw's death, Fr. Welch wrote 
a memorial of him in the Jesuit journal, Woodstock 
Letters. He recalled the deathbed dictation of the 
will: 

His father at the time of his ordination had given him the 
sum of $3,000. This with the interest which had accrued 
he now left to the college of the Society that was to be 
built in his native town, and which is known as Boston 
College. To the same institution he left his valuable 
library collected partly in Germany, but principally in 
Rome. He is thus the earliest benefactor of that now 
flourishing Institution. 

Fr. Welch notes and applauds the intention of 
the dying Fr. Shaw to benefit Boston College. 
That circumstances intervened to keep Shaw's 



40 BOSTON ( <>l LEG] MAGAZINE 



hopes from being fully realized, Welch did not 
think worth mentioning. Obviously he was satis- 
fied with the division that had been made of the 
Shaw library and felt that Boston College was the 
principal recipient of the young Boston priest's 
benefaction. 

Those who are downcast at the realization that 
only 350 of Fr. Shaw's 1,700 volumes eventually 
came to Boston College may be reminded of the 
most famous gift of books to a college in American 
history — John Harvard's donation of his library to 
the infant institution in Cambridge in 1638. His 
library consisted of 320 books. There are startling 
similarities between Joseph Coolidge Shaw and 
John Harvard. Both were clergymen. Both died 
very young, apparently of tuberculosis: Shaw at 30 
and Harvard at 32. Both made wills on their death- 
beds. Both are remembered for their benefactions 
of money and books, one to a nascent, the other to 
a pre-nascent institution of higher learning in the 
Greater Boston area. Shaw left $4,000 for Boston 
College. John Harvard's bequest was £779, but 
Harvard historian Samuel Eliot Morison says that 
only £375 was received by the college. 

The Shaw books in Burns Library are an im- 
pressive collection, especially as the work of a sole 
collector who apparently used no agent. The col- 
lection is overwhelmingly theological. The largest 
item, though not necessarily the most valuable, is 
Gian Domenici Mansi's monumental series of 
tomes on the Councils of the Church, Sacrorum 
Concilioruvi nova et amplissima collectio, in 3 1 folio 
volumes covering the councils from the early church 
to the Council of Florence in 1438. The volumes 
were published in Latin, with some Greek, from 
1758 to 1798. (Despite Fr. Shaw's warning against 
splitting a set, Boston College does not have vol- 
umes 29, 30 or 31.) 

An equally ambitious piece of scholarship is the 
26-volume work of Henri Francois Vence in 
French, called Sainte Bible de Vence, giving the 
Latin text with French translation of every book of 
the Old and New Testaments plus elaborate com- 
mentaries. Shaw's edition, the fifth, was published 
in Paris in 1827. One gathers from surveying the 
entire collection that Shaw, in the various cities of 
his travels, did not shop as an antiquarian but 
visited bookstores where most volumes would bear 
recent dates of publication. 

Shaw's purchases show his growing interest in 
the Society of Jesus. In January 1847, in Rome, he 
purchased a life of St. Ignatius that was published 
in Venice two years earlier. And on May 13, 1848, 



To come in contact with the Shaw collection, to 
feel the bindings and smell the pages is to marvel 
that, even before its existence, the Boston College 
library had a patron as assiduous and 
discriminating as this. 



he bought an English translation of a French trea- 
tise on the Jesuits by Fr. DeRavignan, On the Life 
and Institute of the Jesuits, that was published in 
Philadelphia in 1845. 

To come in contact with the Shaw collection, 
to feel the bindings and smell the pages and note 
his elegant signature or initials with date and place 
of purchase in so many of them and to remember 
that all of them were carefully recorded by the 
purchaser is to marvel that, even before its exist- 
ence, the Boston College library had a patron as 
assiduous and discriminating in book collecting as 
Joseph Coolidge Shaw. 

The first formal account of the Boston College 
library was written by Fr. Edward I. Devitt, a gifted 
president, for the 1893-94 catalogue. The collec- 
tion had now been in existence for 30 years, and 
this was the first published acknowledgment of 
various special gifts. Fr. Devitt appropriately gave 
first notice to Fr. Shaw. He wrote: "The stately 
tomes, which form the nucleus of the Theological 
alcove, were contributed by the Rev. Joseph 
Coolidge Shaw, SJ, who, after his conversion to the 
Catholic Church, went abroad and with the cheques 
of a generous father bought many volumes in Paris 
and Rome." To that generous father, Robert Gould 
Shaw, and to the generous-spirited, book-loving 
son, Boston College is forever, happily, indebted. 

Charles F. Donovan, SJ, the founding dean of the School of 
Education, is the University Historian. This article has been 
adapted from his recently published book, Boston College: 
Glimpses of the Past (University Press, 1 994), a collection 
of "occasional papers" on BC history that were researched and 
written over the past dozen years. The book is available at the 
BC Bookstore and can be ordered by phone at (800) 918-0918. 



1!< )STON COLLEGE M.\( ,AZ1\T 41 



■'< 



ADVANCEMENT 




EVENING STARS 

World-renowned conductor 
and composer John Williams 
leads the Boston Pops Espla- 
nade Orchestra through one 
of his own compositions dur- 
ing the second annual Pops 
on the Heights benefit concert 
on September 1 6. The encore 
appearance by Williams and 
the celebrated orchestra 
raised $1 million for the 
University's scholarship fund, 
and completely captivated a 
sellout crowd in Conte Forum. 



Sense of community 

When it comes to the Student Center project, BC parents feel a special attachment 



With their gift of $250,000 
to the Boston College 
Student Center Campaign, 
Gerard and Kay Martin P'96, 
have joined an effort to enrich 
campus life for all Boston Col- 
lege students. 

The new five-story Student 
Center, to be located behind 
O'Neill Library, will provide a 
gathering place for students and 
meeting and activity space for 
the many organizations and ac- 
tivities that make up University 
life — from a cappella performing 
groups to student government to 
volunteer service programs. 

But the Student Center's im- 
portance goes beyond alleviating 
the space problems of 34-year- 
old McElroy Commons, said Vice 
President for Student Affairs 



Kevin Duffy: it will heighten the 
sense of community and shared 
purpose felt by Boston College 
students. 

For Gerard Martin, one of 
the managing trustees of Health 
and Retirement Properties Trust 
of Newton, Massachusetts, and 
his wife, Kay, the campaign of- 
fered a way to express their com- 
mitment to Boston College and 
their delight in their experience 
as parents of a Boston College 
student. 

Like many ot their friends who 
are alumni or BC parents, the 
Martins were well-acquainted 
with the University prior to their 
daughter Marianne's enrollment. 
When she entered the College of 
Arts and Sciences in 1992, they 
became members of the Parents 



Council, and their ties grew 
stronger. 

"By providing a central gath- 
ering place, the Student Center 
will enrich the quality of life for 
all students — whether resident or 
commuting," Kay Martin noted. 

The campaign committee, led 
by Cecilia and John Farrell 
P'91,'93, and Nicholas A. 
Sannella '67, aims to raise $10 
million in support of the $2 3 mil- 
lion project. Ground-breaking is 
planned for June 1995, and 
thanks to the support of the Mar- 
tin family and other Boston Col- 
lege parents and friends, the 
Student Center Campaign is 
nearly halfway to its goal. The 
committee has scheduled a num- 
ber of events in support of the 
project, including a reception 



aboard the Mauritania in Marina 
Del Rey, California. John and 
Ann Boyt P'96, hosted that gath- 
ering on September 2 5 . In Wash- 
ington, D.C., Chris and 
Rosemary Dorment P'94,'97, 
hosted a September 2 1 reception 
at their home. Upcoming events 
include an early December gath- 
ering in northern New Jersey, to 
be hosted by Sam and Tina Raia 
P'92,'94,'97. 

The Student Center, said 
Duffy, represents "not just a 
building, but a program." It will 
"encourage students on campus 
to stay on campus — and will make 
campus the social focus for those 
students who live off-campus." 

A key element of the new 
building will be a center for stu- 
dent volunteer efforts, located 



42 BOS K )\ ( hi l | (,| MAGAZIN1 



adjacent to the new University 
Chaplaincy offices. This will cen- 
tralize the many volunteer orga- 
nizations on campus and make it 
easier for students to plan activi- 
ties, recruit members and share 
information. 

Likewise, the Student Cen- 
ter will offer a home to the more 
than 20 performing arts groups 
on campus that currently lead a 
nomadic existence when it comes 
to rehearsal and performance 
space. A 32 5-seat theater will pro- 
vide both, as well as a place to 
screen movies and stage concerts. 
Also, in response to the Univer- 
sity's rising international student 
population, an international- 
intercultural center is planned. 

Even the dining facilities will 
be designed to foster a high level 
of social interaction. While cur- 
rent dining halls were built for 
high volume and quick turn- 
around, the proposed dining ar- 
eas in the Student Center will 
have comfortable chairs in a set- 
ting inviting conversation. 

To alleviate overcrowding in 
McElroy Commons, the new 
building will contain offices for 
about 100 student organizations, 
double the current space. 



Retirement fund 

Company honors valued executive, not with a 
gold watch, but by endowing a BC scholarship 



In May 1994, when Joseph J. 
Lane '49, retired from a 40- 
year career in the steel industry, 
his colleagues at the Barker Steel 
Company in Watertown, Massa- 
chusetts, wanted to honor him in 
a special way. 

"We knew Boston College 
was very dear to Joe's heart," ex- 
plained colleague Dick Castle- 
Walsh. LJnder the leadership of 
Barker Steel president Robert 
Brack, the company established 
the Joseph J. Lane Scholarship 
Fund with a pledge of $25,000. 

The scholarship fond, which 
was announced at his retirement 
party aboard the excursion boat 
Spirit of Boston in May, came as a 
surprise to Lane. "It was a mag- 
nificent celebration," he recalled. 
"I still can't believe [the scholar- 
ship fund] exists." 

A graduate of Boston College 
High School, Lane earned a 
bachelor's degree in manage- 
ment at Boston College. In 1988 
he was named senior vice presi- 



dent for sales at Barker Steel. 

In addition to providing vol- 
unteer leadership in the steel in- 
dustry, Lane has served in his 
hometown of Milton, Massachu- 
setts, as a member of the Board of 
Appeals, the Milton Hospital 
Board of Directors, and the 
Milton Police Headquarters 
building committee. 

The father of four, Lane notes 
proudly that his three sons also 
attended BC High before earn- 
ing degrees at Boston College. 
He has asked that scholarship 
preference be given to graduates 
of Boston College High School. 

To those who knew and 
worked with Lane over four de- 
cades, the endowed scholarship 
fund was a fitting way to pay 
tribute to him and to his ideals. 

"Joe was very well-respected 
and well-known nationally in the 
reinforcing steel industry," said 
Castle-Walsh. "He was like a 
Rock of Gibraltar." • 



CAMPAIGN MANAGER 

University Trustee Vincent 
Wasik was named recently to 
co-chair the committee direct- 
ing New York regional fund- 
raising for the Fulton Hall 
renovation. "It's more than 
bricks and mortar," Wasik ex- 
plained: the $23-million 
project will "create an infra- 
structure" that will benefit the 
entire business community. 
The new Fulton Hall, which is 
expected to open in January 
1995, will give the Carroll 

School of Management state-of-the-art technology in classrooms, and conference and 
working spaces that mirror the office environment of the 21st century. A fifth floor 
addition provides more room for collegial interaction between faculty and students. 




NEW FACES 

The University filled two key po- 
sitions in the Office of Develop- 
ment this fall, naming Stephen 
A. Dare director of development 
for endowment and capital pro- 
grams, and Gail Darnell director 
of programs and events. Dare, 
who has overall responsibility 
for endowment and capital- 
giving programs, came to BC 
from Johns Hopkins University, 
where he was director of devel- 
opment for the G.W.C. Whiting 
School of Engineering. Darnell 
will be orchestrating major 
events such as Pops on the 
Heights. She is schooled in event 
promotion, having served for six 
years as senior account execu- 
tive and director of marketing at 
Coventures Inc. of Boston. 

DINNER DATE 

Former British prime minister 
Lady Margaret Thatcher will 
receive the President's Ignatius 
Medal at the seventh annual 
Boston College Tribute Dinner in 
New York City on May 5, 1995. 
The black-tie gala, which will be 
held in the Grand Ballroom of 
the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, is ex- 
pected to draw more than 1 ,000 
alumni, parents and friends to 
benefit the Presidential Scholars 
Program. For more information 
on the dinner, please contact the 
Boston College New York office 
by calling (212) 753-8442. 

IN TRIBUTE 

The following are among named 
endowed funds recently estab- 
lished at Boston College. New 
funds may be established, and 
contributions to existing funds 
made, through the Office of 
Development, More Hall. 

LAW SCHOOL 

The Marjorie Ostrow Dresser, 

Esquire, Memorial Scholarship 

Fund 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 
The Benedict S. Alper 
Scholarship Fund 

The John J. Connor '44 
Continuing Education Fund 

The Gerald B. Healy Scholarship 
for Academic Excellence 



BOSTON COLLEGE MAGAZINB 43 




MAKE WAY 

MAY 11,1 994 - 1 was assigned as the Shift 
Supervisor in the 41 1 car. At approxi- 
mately 1622 hrs. I responded to a radio 
call from B.C. Control to the Walsh and 
Edmonds roadway for several reports of 
"two ducklings" trapped in a sewer. Upon 
arrival with Officer Williams at the 
Edmonds Roadway by Walsh we spoke 
with a large crowd who directed our 
attention to a female duck and eight 
siblings sitting next to a sewer cover. 
Upon closer inspection it was found that 
two of the ducklings had apparendy fallen 
into the sewer and were unable to free 
themselves. With the use of a halogen 
bar the cover was removed and this Of- 
ficer climbed inside and captured the 
ducks. With the assistance of Officers 
Williams and Bianchi die remaining 
ducks were caught and later released into 
the custody of their mother near the 
Reservoir. 

From a report filed by Cain pus Police Sgt. 
John Derick (above with feathered friend). 



IN DEMAND 

The number crunchers at 
the New England Board 
of Higher Education have 
determined that BC's 18- 
percent leap in applica- 
tions in 1 993-94 [News 
& Notes, Summer 1994] 
was the highest jump 
experienced by any col- 
lege or university in the 
region. An NEBHE report 
said that applications for 
admission among 220 
New England colleges 
and universities rose 4 
percent overall. But 40 
percent of the schools 
saw a decline in applica- 
tions, and only 50 had 
filled their freshman 
classes by the beginning 
of the fall 1994 semes- 
ter. BC received 15,520 
applications for some 
2,100 slots in this year's 
entering class. 



DEGREE OF INCLUSION 



Boston College has 
once more finished in 
the top 10 in the 
NCAA's annual study 
of graduation rates for 
scholarship athletes at 
the nation's 301 Divi- 
sion I colleges and uni- 
versities. According to 
the report, 92 percent 
of BC scholarship ath- 
letes entering in 1987- 
88 had earned their 
degrees within sixyears, 
placing BC in a tie for 



the seventh-highest 
rate of graduation. The 
average rate for ath- 
letes at all Division 1 
institutions was 57 per- 
cent. Moreover BC, for 
the second consecutive 
year, was the only in- 
stitution fielding five 
or more black athletes 
which saw all of them 
receive diplomas. The 
graduation rate for all 
BC students was 87 
percent. 



STAR SEARCH 



For some male students 
the first weeks of the 
fall semester were en- 
livened by a rumor that 
among the Eagle fresh- 
men was one Alicia 
Silverstone, star of The 
Crash and several rock 
videos by Aerosmith. 
Warner Bros., which 
produced The Crush, 
did not respond to 
phone inquiries regard- 
ing Ms. Silverstone's 
educational status, 



leaving the mystery 
unsolved. Journal, 
however, found the 
Heights' breathless de- 
scription of "her long, 
blonde hair, short 
babydoll dress and 
bad-girl attitude riding 
astride the Harley aim- 
ing towards you" suf- 
ficient evidence that 
Ms. Silverstone would 
by this time have been 
noticed if she were in 
the neighborhood. 




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44 BOS TON COLLEGE \1 \(,\/l\l 



ODDS ON 











Winners of the Ameri- 
can Paralysis Associ- 
ation's annual Against 
All Odds Awards have 
tended to be household 
names — until this year. 
Debbie Boole Smelko 
'78, who joins soul 
singer Teddy Pender- 
grass and irascible car- 
toonist John Callahan 



in receiving the 19°4 
honors, is a name pri- 
marily in the Smelko 
household and at 
Texas Instruments, in 
Dallas, where she has 
worked since 1 979 as a 
software engineer and 
administrator. Since 
shortly after gradua- 
tion, when a car acci- 
dent left her confined 
to a wheelchair with 
spinal injuries, Smelko 
(above left with son Pe- 
ter) has made it her 
life work to live a full 
life. Wife, mother of 
three, inveterate trav- 
eler and advocate for 
the disabled, Smelko 
is also the first woman 
to receive the Against 
AJ1 Odds honor. 



BUT NOT 
FORGOTTEN 

1 1 trash bags of 
clothing 

250 pairs of shoes 

$ 1 ,800 worth of food 

Dozens of sheets, 
towels and blankets 

55 small electrical 
appliances 



Materials left behind by 
students at the conclusion 
of the 1 994 academic year. 
Collected by "Cleansweep " 
alumni volunteers, the 
materials were distributed 
to 49 local social service 
agencies. 




£.#■ 



MARRYING MAN 

Since he landed at BC in 1979, William B. Neenan, SJ, 
has occupied an endowed chair (Gasson Professor), been 
dean of A&S and, latterly, academic vice president and 
dean of faculties. Within each of those manifestations, 
and previously when he taught economics at Michigan, 
he has also been one of those priests to whom couples 
gravitate when they feel the urge to marry. On Septem- 
ber 18, 1994, 5 Oof those couples, and 30 children of their 
Neenan-blest unions, gathered at Alumni House to 
celebrate the AVP's 1 5 years on the Heights. Included in 
the group were Sheila Delaney Moroney '84; her hus- 




Fr. Neenan, surrounded by FOBs. 



band, John, and their son, John Neenan Moroney. Ms. 
Moroney, who along with Suzanne North Picher '84, 
was one of the convocation's organizers, said that 100 
couples were identified and invited to the Mass and 
reception, and many of those who could not come sent 
notes and photographs. Unveiled at the event was a T- 
shirt listing the top 10 reasons to be an "FOB" (Friend of 
Bill). Among them: "You can tell people you know a guy 
who has married 98 times." "We thought it was 98," said 
Mary Lou Connolly, Fr. Neenan's secretary and the 
event's creator (as well as the mother of a pair of children 
married by Fr. Neenan), "but then we found two more 
couples." • 



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Q & A 




Staking a claim 



THE MAN BEHIND THE VAMPIRE 

History Professor Raymond McNally long suspected that Dracula was 
modeled on a real person. Now he's proved it. An interview with 
senior writer John Ombelets. 



What piqued your interest in Dracula 
and made you suspect his story might be 
based in fact? 

Since childhood I've been interested in 
stories of the imagination, especially 
those that have a basis in historical real- 
ity — The Iliad, The Odyssey, fairy tales, 
and later, horror stories. That, plus my 
academic interest in Eastern Europe, 
got me going on the topic of Dracula. I 
had an intuition that there was some 
truth behind the story. The train sched- 
ules Brain Stoker mentions in the novel 
are impeccably accurate, and the geog- 
raphy is precise; so I thought, "If he took 
such pains to get those details right, I bet 
he based the book on an actual person." 

For a long time I didn't get anywhere. 
Then I came across an article in an ob- 
scure scholarly journal claiming there 
had been a real person named Dracula, 
who was known by the nickname, Vlad 
the Impaler, because of his fondness foi 
that form of execution. Since there were 
only two or three lines about him, I went 
to the Romanian history books and 
looked under Vlad the Impaler. Butthere 
I found just a couple of paragraphs. I 
teamed up with my colleague here at 
BC, Romanian History Professor Radu 
Florescu, and in 1960 we started travel- 
ing to Romania to do research. In 1972 
we published the book In Search of 
Dracula, showing that Stoker actually 
based his fictional Dracula on a 15th- 
century Romanian nobleman known as 
Dracula and, to his enemies, Vlad the 
Impaler. 

This Halloween Houghton Mifflin 
published a revised version of the book, 
incorporating new materials and sources. 
For example we were able to pinpoint 
where Dracula was actually captured in 
1 462 . We also found evidence that while 
he was at table he would be surrounded 
by impaled victims whose blood had 
been collected in bowls. He would take 
bread, dip it in the blood and eat the 
bread, so there is a connection between 



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Mad and what are called "living vam- 
pires" — people who are into drinking 
blood. We discovered notes Stoker made 
during his research that throw light on 
his sources for the factual material he 
included in the novel, such as local folk- 
lore, history and geography. 

How did Romanians respond to your 
desire to study their most famous living 
vampire? 

Weird as it may sound, Romanians had 
never seen the Dracula movies, and 
Stoker's novel had been translated into 
27 languages — but not Romanian. The 
late communist dictator Nicolae 
Ceausescu looked upon Vlad as a na- 
tional hero who had fought the Turks 
for his country's independence in the 
mid- 15th century. Vlad Dracula was 
the George Washington of Romanian 
history, and Ceausescu didn't want that 
image soiled by this connection with 
vampirism. I mean, how would Ameri- 
cans like it if a Romanian wrote a vam- 
pire story based on the life of George 
Washington and turned George into an 
undead? When our book came out in 
1972, the discussion of what to do about 
it went all the way up to the Central 
Committee of the Communist Party. 
The government finally decided that 
Westerners who made inquiries would 
be given a whitewashed version of Vlad. 
Now Ceausescu is dead, and the new 
government is more open about those 
things. Last year Dracula was finally 
translated, and our book, which is no 
longer banned, was published in Roma- 
nian. 

Who exactly was Vlad the Impaler? 

He was Dracula; he signed his name 
that way. We have two documents from 
him clearly signed, "Dracula. "The name 
goes back to the Order of the Dragon, 
which was given to his father by the 
Holy Roman Emperor, King Sigismund, 
in the year 143 1 , the same year Vlad was 
born in the Transylvanian town of 
Sighisoara. The father took the name 
Dracul, which means "dragon" in Ro- 
manian, or "devil," because the winged 



serpent is often the symbol for Satan. 
Dracula means "son of Dracul." 

Those years were a time of warfare 
between Turkish Muslims and Balkan 
Christians, and Mad's father, a noble- 
man, was a defender of the Christian 
faith. In 1444 the Turks, who were 
mounting a campaign to take the Bal- 
kans, even captured Dracul and his sons 
and held Mad and one of his brothers for 
four years. 

As a young man Vlad traveled to 
Transylvania and trained under the great 
"White Knight of Christendom," John 
Hunyadi. Vlad learned his trade very 
well. In 1456, he assumed the throne in 
the southern Romanian state of Wal- 
lachia for the six-year period that was to 
be his main reign. In that time he earned 
his nickname: the Turks dubbed him 
"the Impaler" for his practice of impal- 
ing enemies, including prisoners taken 
in battle. He created a forest of the 
impaled at one point, some 23,000 ac- 
cording to several historical accounts. 
This was not just a method of execution. 
He ruled by intense fear — it's not very 
moral, but it's an effective way to keep 
people in line, displaying the evidence 
of what happens if you disobey the rules. 

Badly outnumbered, Vlad fought bril- 
liantly but was unable to defeat the Turks. 
He was driven from Castle Dracula and 
over the Transylvanian Alps. Eventually 
he made a deal with the Hungarian king, 
Matthias Corvinus (Hunyadi 's son), to 
renounce Orthodox Christianity and 
become a Roman Catholic. In exchange 
Vlad married into the Hungarian royal 
family, and the king helped him to get 
back the throne of Wallachia. He was 
reinstalled in 1476, but didn't last long. 
The Turks attacked, he was killed, pos- 
sibly by his own men, and his head was 
cut off and sent to the Sultan in Istanbul, 
where it was put on display. 

After that his name fell into oblivion 
until this Irish author born in 1847, 
Stoker, decided he was going to write a 
vampire story. It was he who gave Mad 
true immortality. While many, many 
rulers from the 15th century are com- 
pletely forgotten, Dracula's name still 
lives in literature. 



Did Stoker visit Transylvania to research 
his book? 

No. From his notes we found that he 
relied on travel books. In fact he lifted 
whole passages from these books. He 
didn't originate much, frankly; he just 
took things — his talent was to make it 
flow. He spent seven years working on 
the novel: studying folklore, history, even 
medical aspects of the story. For ex- 
ample Stoker's brother was head of the 
Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. 
Bram Stoker consulted with his brother 
and took notes describing how a gash on 
the left side of the head would affect a 
person's responses and motor control 
on the right side. The main thing that 
struck me about those notes was Stoker's 
determination to make the novel as au- 
thentic and accurate as possible. In that 
way, he was able to build a sense of 
reality over the course of the first 20 
pages or so of his book, preparing the 
reader for the willing suspension of dis- 
belief that is necessary to appreciate the 
story. Once that happens, the reader is 
sucked into the story. 

What put Stoker onto the subject of 
Dracula in the first place? 

He was a regular contributor to a journal 
called The Nineteenth Century, and when 
it published an article by a writer named 
Emily Gerard about Transylvanian su- 
perstitions, he was intrigued. 

Initially, according to his own notes, 
he was going to set the story in Styria, 
which was part of the former Austrian 
Empire; that was a bow to a fellow Irish 
writer named Sheridan LeFanu who had 
written a novella in 1871 that was set in 
Styria. Also, Stoker was going to title the 
novel Count I ampyre, which would have 
been, if you excuse the pun, a dead 
giveaway, because readers would know 
right off that Dracula was a vampire. 

But then Stoker came across more 
and more material about the folklore of 
Transylvania. Transylvania is a hotbed 
of folklore and superstition because a 
rich mix of Romanians, Hungarians and 
Germans live there. A common thread 
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Q & A 



belief, which, although it is universal in 
many cultures, is most highly devel- 
oped in the southeastern Slavic coun- 
tries. Stoker also read a history by 
William Wilkinson, a kind of commer- 
cial agent in Bucharest for the British 
government, whose book included ma- 
terial about Dracula and his war against 
the Turks, and about Dracula's brother 
Radu, who was a traitor to the cause. All 
of this compelled Stoker to place his 
novel in Transylvania. 

Why has this story endured as the clas- 
sic horror tale? 

The main reason, I think, is the blood 
connection. Few people are indifferent 
when it comes to blood. Some people 
faint when they see it, some get turned 
on. WTien primitive man shot another 
person with an arrow or whatever, he 
noticed that as the life ebbed out, so did 
the blood. The blood must be the source 
of life. Even in the Bible, in 
Deuteronomy, "the blood. is the life." 
People with ruddy complexions are 
thought to be healthier than others, and 
those who are pale and wan are thought 
to have little blood and be unhealthy. 
Then there is the ancient attraction of 
immortality. Mere physical immortal- 
ity is not very appealing if you are going 
to get old and decrepit, but Dracula 
presents a way to have both: you drink 
the blood and then you acquire the 
characteristics of the victim, which in- 
sures immortality and youth. 

Do you have a favorite among the 
Dracula movies? 

I have many, actually. My absolute fa- 
vorite was the first, the 1922 movie 
Nosferatu, by Frederick A 1 urnau — a bril- 
liant movie, incredibly well-photo- 
graphed. He was a historian of art so 
every frame is accurate; the vampire 
looks the way a vampire is supposed to 
look: gaunt, ugly, disgusting, pointed 
ears, long fingers — scary, not suave. 
Then there is the 1931 movie, which I 
like because of the performance by Bela 
Lugosi, who came from Transylvania. 
He was authentic and he had that great 
accent which every schoolboy and 



schoolgirl is able to imitate. Lugosi made 
Dracula an American icon, really, part 
of American folklore. I like the 1958 
movie Horror of Dracula, with Christo- 
pher Lee, which revived the whole tra- 
dition, but in color. He emphasized the 
gore, but it was under control, and there 
was some good filmmaking with very 
authentic costumes from the late 19th 
century. I also like Love at First Bite, the 
1972 movie with George Hamilton, 
which was one of the first successful 
takeoffs of Dracula. Hamilton did a 
Lugosi imitation with great lines such 
as "What would Transylvania be with- 
out Dracula? It would be like Monday 
night in Bucharest." Finally, there is 
Bram Stoker's Dracula, by Francis Ford 
Coppola, which I enjoyed just for the 
special effects. I didn't think much of 
the costumes, especially Dracula's long 
red garment, which looked more Chi- 
nese than Transylvanian. It did have 
Vlad in there, though — in the begin- 
ning, fighting against the Turks. 

So when people watch a Dracula movie, 
are they secretly rooting for the vam- 
pire? 

No. Most of us like to hear or read about 
a temporary cessation of evil. We know 
evil is around and probably always will 
be, but it can be put to rest temporarily. 
I teach a course that deals with classic 
horror stories in movies and in litera- 
ture. The basic message in most of the 
movies is of evil temporarily erased. We 
breathe a sigh of relief for the moment, 
but if we have any brains we realize the 
evil will be back. And it always is — as 
Son of Dracula, Brides of Dracula, Dracula V 
Daughter. Contrary to popular belief, 
Stoker does not dispatch Dracula with a 
wooden stake through the heart. He is 
beheaded, then knifed — and that has 
led scholars to speculate what Stoker 
had in mind. If the vampire is not killed 
in the traditional manner, did Stoker 
intend to bring him back? 

Where, then, did the wooden stake 
business come from? 

From the novel — only it was not Dracula 
who was done in with a wooden stake, 



but another character, Lucy. There is a 
horrible scene in which her husband 
drives a wooden stake through her heart, 
like Thor with a mighty hammer. Mov- 
ies perpetuated the idea that Dracula 
was finished off with a wooden stake. 
Literature is always overpowered by 
images from the movies. 

Originally, of course, the wooden 
stake came from authentic Transylvania 
folklore, and Stoker picked up on that. 
You drive a wooden stake through the 
heart of a vampire during the daylight 
hours when the vampire remains in the 
grave. You must drive the stake through 
the body into the ground underneath, to 
pin the corpse to the earth so that it can't 
move. If you're still worried, you burn 
the body. Remember, a vampire is not 
an apparition, it's a walking corpse, and 
you don't know who's been made a vam- 
pire until they die. To be an undead, first 
you have to die. 

This folklore is still going strong in 
Transylvania. I passed through the town 
of Rodna, where there was a funeral 
procession for a girl who had committed 
suicide. There, someone who commits 
suicide is a candidate to become an 
undead, and I noticed they buried the 
girl only two feet under the ground. I 
found out that after the official religious 
ceremony, the villagers went out to the 
graveyard, dug up the coffin and drove a 
stake through the girl's heart, right into 
the ground. 

Has anyone ever expressed any sense 
of disappointment in your research, a 
sense that revealing the historical figure 
behind Dracula is similar to saying, "Here 
is the guy who's really Santa Claus?" 

If anything, discovering the 15th-cen- 
tury Vlad has increased Dracula's ap- 
peal, because now a character we thought 
to be just fiction is revealed as real. That 
becomes another aspect of his personal- 
ity. That's the beauty of this topic; it has 
so many aspects: the folklore side, the 
history side, the medical side, the movie 
side, the literature side — it's practically 
inexhaustible. Mad the Impaler adds a 
special dimension • 



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WORKS AND DAYS 




When Vance Bonner 
was waiting back 
stage at one of the morning 
talk shows in New York City 
recently, preparing to go on the air 
to promote her new book, she almost 
broke into a sweat. "Gee, this is na- 
tional TV. Shouldn't I be nervous?" 
she remembers thinking. Then, after a 
quick beat: "Naaaah." 

That upbeat tone has carried the 
Newton College graduate a long way, 
from a childhood as a military brat 
based mostly around Washington, 
D.C.; through a dozen years of Sacred 
Heart schooling sweetly capped off at 
Newton; and across the continent to 
her present domiciles in Idaho and 
California, where she advances her 
heartfelt message of the therapeutic 
effects of proper body alignment. 

Lately, with the publication of The 
Vance Stance, thatword is reachingwider 
audiences. Issued as a large-format trade 
paperback in late 1993, The Vance Stance 
(Workman) has sold some 40,000 cop- 
ies to date. In her clear, logical prose, 
and in person at her clinics in Sun 
Valley and Malibu, Bonner teaches 
people how to stand up straight — bal- 
anced, poised, with the knees slightly 
bent — for greater grace and power. 
Bonner (who has a doctorate in health 
sciences) maintains that many body 
problems thought to be untreatable 
lifelong conditions — bowleggedness, 
for example, or scoliosis — can be fixed 
through her regimen of 34 stretching 
and flexing exercises. 

Age is no impediment. Bonner's old- 



Stand-up doctor 

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST VANCE BONNER NC 72 



4 



"I don't think God 
makes a mistake 
with our bodies. 
You know — 'Oh, 
that back, I never 
did get that right." 



est client, a wheelchair-bound 

1 02 -year-old Sacred Heart nun, 

had become partly disabled in one 

arm after suffering a stroke. Bonner 

got the woman doing exercises and 

watched her regain some use of the 

arm. 

The client's reli- 
gious affiliation was 
significant to Bon- 
ner, who credits 
practically every- 
thing she has been 
able to achieve in life 
to the nuns' tute- 
lage. "The Sacred 
Heart nuns taught me how to think and 
enabled me to create this new system of 
body alignment," Bonner insists. 

For Bonner, the muscular and the 
spiritual entwine. In her book's first 
chapter, she raises the question: "If we 
were born perfect, what happened?" 
We locked our knees; we hunched our 
shoulders; we fell from grace, she ar- 
gues. Is this physical fitness or theol- 
ogy? "I don't think God makes a mistake 
with our bodies," Bonner says. "You 
know — 'Oh, that back, I never did get 
that right.' We are innately perfect." 

A rock-climbing, roller-blading, ka- 
rate-chopping, polo-playing dynamo, 
the 44-year-old Bonner seems a burn- 
ing bright tiger for her cause. Vet she 
transcends the dizzv ( California stereo- 
type. She can drop Teilhard de 
Chardin's name into a conversation 
without a splash. "In his hierarchy, he 
describes how we move from the ani- 
mal to the angelic," Bonner says. "In 
the same way, we can move from physi- 
cal balance toward spiritual harmony." 

Some cover that ground easily. "If 
you look atMichelangelo'sDrtivV/," sug- 
gests Bonner, "you can see he didn't 
have back pain." 

Bruce Morgan 




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